Brevard Schools Foundation ‘Take Stock in Children’ Program Honored with State Award
By Space Coast Daily // October 4, 2019
Big & Bold Award for excellence and innovation
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The Brevard Schools Foundation Take Stock in Children program was recently the recipient of three state-wide awards at the annual TSIC College and Career Expo held in Daytona Beach on September 24-26.
The program won the Big & Bold Award for excellence and innovation and the team also received the Luminary Award and achieved Gold Status for meeting Key Performance Indicators.
“These awards reflect the hard work, dedication and compassion that our Take Stock staff demonstrate each and every day,” said Janice Kershaw, BSF President/CEO.
“Their commitment to the 250 students in the program is unwavering and the needs of their students are always at the forefront. We are extremely proud of our staff and the many volunteers who are so devoted to this transformational program.”
Established in Brevard County in 1996, Take Stock in Children is a drop-out prevention, scholarship and mentoring program for deserving, at-risk middle and high school students enrolled in the Brevard Public School system who desire to attend college.
In the last five years, Take Stock in Children of Brevard County boasts a 100% graduation rate and a 94% college entrance rate for students who enter the program.
Brevard Schools Foundation fills educational funding and opportunity gaps at all of our 82 public schools for 73,000 students and 5,000 teachers by supporting innovation, engaging communities, and changing lives.
Funds come from private contributions, corporate support, public matching funds, fundraising and endowments. The Brevard Schools Foundation is nationally ranked for their role in supporting public education in Brevard County.
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