Take Stock in Children
Take Stock in Children is a statewide, non-profit organization that has a proven record of helping low-income, at-risk children stay out of trouble, graduate from high school, attend college, and become productive citizens.
In Charlotte County, the Take Stock in Children program is administered by the Charlotte Local Education Foundation. Throughout the state over 24,000 students are involved in the program. In Charlotte County, over 120 students participate in this successful program, including those who have already begun their studies at college or vocational-technical schools.
Our Take Stock in Children program provides a comprehensive approach to learning. Through helping students learn to identify problems, fund unique solutions, set goals, and lead their own learning with the help of a mentor our students are creating their own life path to success. At CLEF, we invoke excitement in our students so that they may have the opportunity to apply their talents in the classroom and the world around them.
New Student Applicants
Now accepting 2023-2024 applications!
If you’re ready to take control of your future, Take Stock in Children can help by providing you with the motivation, support, and academic assistance you need in order to achieve success
Our TSIC program offers the promise of a college tuition scholarship to our students if they successfully meet regularly with their mentor and meet all program requirements..
Current TSIC Students & Mentors
Find your College Roadmap Here
What is the College Roadmap? The College Roadmap provides information and guidance you can use to succeed in school and reach your goals for college and beyond. If you’re unsure where to begin, start here!
TSIC Mentors Needed
The most important component of TSIC is mentoring. Every student is matched with an adult mentor who will serve as a friend to the student throughout the school year.
If you can donate one hour per week, you can change a life by helping a child build a solid foundation of values, establish goals, improve their academic and life skills, while developing their self-esteem and confidence
Donate or Sponsor
A number of private individuals, businesses, and organizations work to provide local funds. Funds raised in the community are matched dollar for dollar by the state through Florida Prepaid Tuition Foundation.