Many young people go through life without the added support of a mentor and are more likely to drop out of high school.
Through the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program, students are paired with a caring adult mentor who meets with them regularly at school or through virtual platforms. Relationships are formed and a pivotal transformation in each person’s life begins to take place. Many mentors have commented that they reap the benefits of mentoring, just like the student.
It's easy to become a mentor! Visit our website irscfoundation.org/tsic to complete the Volunteer Mentor Application and New Mentor Form and someone will be in contact with you.
Take Stock in Children is a comprehensive program that helps at-risk, low-income children succeed by providing college scholarships, volunteer mentors, student advocates/case managers, early intervention, and long-term support. High standards, parental involvement, and community support are crucial to the program's success.
The Indian River State College Foundation is the lead agency for Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee counties. In the past 20 years, the IRSC Foundation has changed the lives of more than 1,091 young people along the Treasure Coast. Partnerships with local school districts, the Florida Prepaid Foundation, and countless businesses and individuals have led to tremendous success.