We hope all of you had a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving week. Only four weeks of school remain (including this week) before our scholars go on Christmas break. Yikes! Hopefully you have a few sessions scheduled with your student before the extended break.
This time of year is quite busy for TSIC program staff as we prepare for mid-year reporting that's due just after the holidays. All TSIC scholars will be asked to turn in their green Mentor Session Log (like the one pictured here) by December 14th. Please remind your scholar and help them complete this task by making sure all sessions are logged and the form is up-to-date.

Volunteer mentors and sessions with their scholars are the heart and soul of the TSIC program so we are required to report on that data. Completing the green form and the online mentor session form (link below) are two methods we use for capturing that data.
Our Mentor Coordinator, Gina Granger, is in the process of sending each mentor a snapshot of sessions logged thus far. When you receive that email please check it for accuracy and, if needed, take a few minutes to get caught up on logging your mentor sessions so we can accurately report on them. Thank you!
For your convenience, here's the current year's link to the online mentoring session log. It only takes a minute to complete it after each session with your scholar.
As part of the new "Take Stock in College " efforts--a program recently created by Take Stock with the primary goal of tracking, supporting, and ensuring our TSIC alumni complete their post-secondary education--we are beginning our preliminary work on organizing a TSIC Pasco Alumni & Mentor Reunion. No date has been set yet.

If you mentored a student in our program who is currently enrolled in their post-secondary institution and you have remained in contact with him or her since graduating high school, please reply to this email and let us know. Thanks!
Attention Mentors of Seniors!
In April 2018, the Pasco Education Foundation awarded 124 scholarships to graduating seniors in all 13 Pasco County High Schools valued at $217,425! Wow! The scholarship application for current seniors will be available on the Pasco Education Foundation website beginning December 1st. Encourage your senior scholars to apply before the January 31, 2019 deadline.
TSIC needs mentors who can serve students at Wiregrass Ranch High School and Pasco High School . If you know of any caring people like yourself that would love the opportunity to give back to one of our students as a mentor, please contact Gina Granger, Mentor Coordinator, at ggranger@pascoeducationfoundation.org or call (813) 794-2134.
By now you should have logged at least 9 or 10 mentor sessions with your student (if matched at or near the beginning of the school year). Check out these "Super Mentors" who have already logged 11 or more! Way to go!

11 Visits
Lauren Beatty & Kayla Conologue
Carolyn Higgins & Karyn Moses
Steven Okun
Peg Petersen
Alan Witt

12 Visits
Don Anderson
Cynthia Metcalf

13 Visits
Elliot Lorenzi
Log your recent mentor sessions by clicking the button below.
Thanks for being that brain to pick and that ear to listen, Mentor .