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Hillsborough Education Foundation

The Hillsborough Education Foundation is seeking mentors in Hillsborough County for the 2018-2019 school year. The Hillsborough Education Foundation provides scholarships and mentors for over 400 low-income students between 6th and 12th grade in the county through the Take Stock in Children program.

Become a caring mentor for a student and make a difference in a child's life today! Mentoring helps students succeed, achieve, and graduate from school. The role of a mentor is to provide a listening ear, valuable guidance, and academic assistance to help students experience greater success. Your guidance can help build a foundation of basic values and challenge students to take responsibility for their own actions.They can start to set goals and understand the importance of staying in school.

Volunteers must be able to meet weekly with the assigned student on school grounds during school hours (7:30am-3:00pm.)

As students begin to realize that someone cares, school absenteeism decreases, academic performance improves and self-esteem increases. Studies show that high-risk students with a mentor are: 46% more likely to stay drug-free 27% more likely to stay alcohol-free 62% more likely not to skip school 37% more likely to avoid violence.

You can help change a student’s life.

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About Hillsborough Education Foundation


2306 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607, US

Mission Statement

The Hillsborough Education Foundation invests community resources to help students achieve academic success.


The role of the Hillsborough Education Foundation is to garner private support and public engagement for Hillsborough County Public Schools. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Foundation provides Hillsborough County Public Schools with funding that is typically more flexible than restricted tax dollars. The funding and extra resources for the students, teachers, and schools helps to cover the gap that exists between what school budgets can cover, and what is needed to ensure the academic success of our students.

Since its establishment in 1988, the Foundation has invested more than $75 million for the enhancement of public education in Hillsborough County. Annually the Foundation obtains over $5 million in support from the community, with 92 cents of every dollar going directly to programs.


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2306 N. Howard Ave.Tampa, FL 33607



  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Mentoring
  • Child Advocacy
  • Life Coaching
  • Youth Services


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours per month

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