The recent events concerning continued racial injustice and inequality are saddening to Take Stock Manatee, its staff, and its board of directors. Take Stock Manatee’s mission is to provide our students hope for a better and brighter future through education. It is with this level of hope that change through sustained social action in our community and our country will embody the principles of fairness and equality for all. Diversity and inclusion are major parts of achieving this and we, at Take Stock Manatee, take pride in diversity across all aspects to include our students, mentors, volunteers, staff and board of directors. For 25 years, Take Stock Manatee has been committed to creating equal opportunity for all of our students because we believe education can be the "great equalizer." While we are not blind to the fact that racism and widespread inequality continue to exist, Take Stock Manatee is committed to institutional and systematical inclusion for all. WE ARE…TAKE STOCK MANATEE.