Brevard Schools Foundation’s Take Stock in Children Program Actively Seeking Mentors to Serve Students
By Space Coast Daily // July 25, 2021
A mentor is simply a person who takes a vested interest in another person’s life
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard Schools Foundation Take Stock in Children (TSIC) program is actively seeking mentors to serve middle and high school students in Brevard County. Brevard Public Schools employees are encouraged to participate.
Take Stock in Children is a unique dropout prevention, college readiness, and mentoring program that provides the opportunity for aspiring low-income Brevard County public school students (in grades 7-9) to earn a college Florida Prepaid plan.
Students are matched with a volunteer mentor and must commit to remaining drug and crime-free, maintain a 2.5 GPA and pass mandatory state tests.
A mentor is simply a person who takes a vested interest in another person’s life. A mentor can be a friend, confidante, or role model, and provide academic encouragement, tutoring, or access to tutors, motivation, support, and fun. Mentors often say that they feel they get more from mentoring than their students! It only takes a 1/2 hour weekly to make a difference.
To become a TSIC mentor, you must be 18 or older, submit a mentor application, commit to mentoring, at school and/or virtually, for at least one school year, attend a mentor training class, and select which school(s) you can serve to be matched with a student (by gender).
To learn more about becoming a mentor with Take Stock in Children please contact Mentor Coordinator, Matthew Corpiel at (321) 633-1000 x 11415 and visit the website here.