Congratulations Graduates!
Congratulations to our Take Stock in Children (TSIC) - Class of 2019. The Take Stock scholars were honored at a Graduation Celebration proudly presented by Addition Financial . Students, mentors and guests enjoyed dinner to celebrate their hard work and achievements. Students were congratulated by SCPS Superintendent Walt Griffin and received advice from Alumni Steven Kuzma, TSIC Class of 2012. He encouraged students to make the most of opportunities offered in college to accomplish their goals and succeed in life. The evening ended with the graduate recognition, as mentors presented students their Take Stock Graduation medallions with great pride.

Congrats on a job well done students and special thanks to the dedicated Take Stock mentors who supported our scholars on their journey!

Take Stock - Outstanding Senior
Heading to her dream school Georgia Tech, Devianni Connor plans to work for NASA one day as a computer scientist. This first-generation college student from a single-mother household worked hard to achieve her goals, graduating from Lake Howell High School with an incredible 4.6 GPA. A well-rounded student, she participated in a children’s cancer foundation Club Base Camp, serving as president her senior year; Cyber-Patriots, where she was secretary her junior year; Science National Honor Society; and National Honor Society. In addition to her TSIC scholarship, Devianni received the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program ($30,000 annually, plus a year-round salary); Support Our Scholars Scholarship ($10,000); and the Georgia Tech Alumni Scholarship ($2,500). 
“TSIC held very informative workshops that discussed the financial and academic details of college. My mentor, Celeste Baez, emotionally, physically, and mentally supported me when times were rough, and pushed and inspired me to do my best. I could not imagine high school without my mentor, and I hope that I can pay it forward and make such a wonderful impact on another student like she did to me.”
Take Stock - Class of 2019
Our 21 Take Stock - Seminole County graduates earned an average 3.3 GPA, completed 2,000+ community service hours and received over $140,000 value in Take Stock scholarships! Our students could not achieve this level of success without the encouragement and guidance of their dedicated mentors. By providing college scholarships and the support of a mentor, Take Stock invests in a bright future for deserving at-risk students.

Our graduates are excited to begin their newest adventure - life as college students! Our students will attend schools across Florida (and beyond) including FAMU, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, Seminole State College, Daytona State College, Santa Fe College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Georgia Tech. And so the adventure begins for the Take Stock Class of 2019. Go forth and achieve your dreams!
Thank you to the generous supporters of
Take Stock in Children for the 2018-19 school year!
  • Addition Financial
  • Consortium of Florida Education Foundations
  • Heathrow Women's Club
  • Lake Mary Woman's Club
  • Rotary Club of Seminole County South
  • SunTrust Foundation
  • Seminole County Sheriff's Office
  • Seminole State College
  • Wayne Densch Charities, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo
Mentors Matter
Do you know someone who would make a great mentor? Does your business offer employees the opportunity to volunteer? Take Stock staff will come to your office and share what it means to be a mentor. All it takes is 30 minutes a week to change a life. For more information, c ontact Beth Arigo or call 407-320-0301.  
Our Mission
Take Stock in Children, Inc. is a nonprofit organization, transforming Florida one student at a time. Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty for low-income, academically qualified students by providing opportunities for a post-secondary education. We offer college scholarships to students, provide caring volunteer mentors, and instill hope for a better life. 

The Foundation for SCPS mission is to improve student achievement in Seminole County Public Schools by: raising and distributing funds and in-kind donations; fostering involvement in schools by business and the community; and providing recognition and rewards for outstanding contributions to, and performance within, the school system.
Changing Lives with Scholarships, Mentors and Hope!