Take Stock in Children is a state-wide program that offers mentoring, scholarships and hope to deserving students so they can escape the cycle of poverty through education. The program is based on the idea that through motivation, education and accountability, students will become inspired to work harder in school and aspire for education beyond high school graduation. Our mentors are all volunteers that help lead and encourage our youth so they feel confident and assured that no matter their circumstances, they can overcome and achieve more. To learn more about Take Stock In Children, visit them online at www.takestockinchildren.org.
Across the state of Florida, Take Stock in Children programs are lead by agencies like education foundations and colleges. The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast is pleased to be the only Y in the state to partner and head the Take Stock in Children program in Clay County. We believe that by combining our mission to nurture the potential of every youth and teen, improve the nation’s health and well-being and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors, we can truly strengthen the foundations of community.
You can get involved today by volunteering, mentoring or donating. Contact us to learn how you can help.
Leslie Cook – Program Director
P: 904.279.9622 ext.212 E: lcook@FirstCoastYMCA.org
Ciarra Gray – College Success Coach
P: 904.336.4404 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Little – Senior Staff Accountant
P: 904.265.1813 E: mlittle@FirstCoastYMCA.org
When you’re renewing your annual license plate, you have the option to invest in a college education for a deserving, low-income student in your community.
Show your support for the Take Stock in Children program. Simply make a contribution to TSIC when you renew your automobile tags. All donations made remain in Clay County. Click here to learn more.