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ORGANIZATION: TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN OF NASSAU COUNTY

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A mentor is a caring, compassionate adult who chooses to devote their time to a young person, offering them support, guidance, and encouragement. If you can donate one hour per week, you can change a life by helping a child build a solid foundation of values, establish goals, improve their academic and life skills, while developing their self-esteem and confidence. Skilled volunteer mentors meet weekly with our students in grades 7-12.
Our success rate at TSIC Nassau is a result of a comprehensive approach provided by our program. One of the key and proven success factors is the role of the mentor. More and more people want to have a lasting, profound impact in our community. They understand that the commitment of becoming a mentor can change a child’s life while helping them grow personally. Can you remember adults who paid attention to you; who believed in you; and who guided you during your childhood? These individuals served as mentors. Wouldn’t you like to have someone think of you as their life-changing, trusted mentor?

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About TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN OF NASSAU COUNTY

Location:

516 S 10TH ST STE 119, FERN BCH, FL 32034, US

Mission Statement

Our MISSION Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty for low-income, academically qualified students by providing opportunities for a post-secondary education. We offer college scholarships to students, provide caring volunteer mentors, and instill hope for a better life. Our comprehensive services begin in middle school, continue through high school, follow the students’ transition into college, and culminate in post-college employment. Our VISION Take Stock in Children of Nassau County, Inc., in partnership with the Nassau County School District, will be recognized as the leading non-profit community organization focusing on student success for academically promising, low-income students from middle school through college and into successful employment. This vision will be achieved by engaging participants in comprehensive support services including but not limited to mentoring, academic support, family involvement, positive mental health strategies, and ongoing life skills.

Description

Take Stock in Children is a scholarship and mentoring program that offers academically promising Nassau County students from low-income families (TSIC uses the same guidelines as the Federal Free/Reduced program) the opportunity to earn tuition scholarships to college or vocational school upon graduation.

Students sign an agreement pledging to maintain at least a 2.5 GPA, stay drug- and crime-free, exhibit good behavior in school, and have good school attendance. Each student is matched with a volunteer mentor who meets with the student once a week at school, serving as an adult friend and role model.

Take Stock staff includes College Success Coaches who meet with their students periodically, monitor their grades, attendance, behavior and provide assistance to the students and their families should the need arise.

A statewide study has shown that Take Stock's students have a 14% better high school graduation rate than the Florida average and a 31% higher rate than their at-risk peer group. They also have a 33% higher college graduation rate than the Florida average and a 41% higher rate than their at-risk peer group. (A statewide study 2011 Florida Legislature)

Public and private support helps Take Stock to break the cycle of poverty and help worthy Nassau County Students achieve their dreams.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

516 South 10th StreetSuite 119Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

(30.66325,-81.45781)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Mentoring sessions range from 30-60 minutes and occur weekly on campus, during school hours. Days/times of sessions are arranged between mentor/mentee depending on individual schedules. A secure, mobile app for virtual sessions is also available.
  • A minimum of 15 sessions a school year must occur. Mentors aren't tutors and the guidelines for interactions are very well specified via in-depth training, avoiding any confusion regarding mentor roles.

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