Mid-Bay Rotary Club Donates $3,250 to Take Stock in Children Program
The Mid-Bay Rotary Club recently donated $3,250 to the Take Stock in Children program which will be used to fund one 2-year student scholarship. Take Stock In Children not only provides scholarships to students, but it also provides mentors and financial advice to students and parents.
Mid-Bay Rotary has been involved with Take Stock in Children program for over a decade.
Pictured (L to R): Marcus Chambers, Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools; Rotarian Dave Swanick; Mid-Bay Rotary President, Deb Fontaine; Cindy Gates, Director I Principals and Special Projects; and Debbie Tate, Office of Community Affairs & Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation.
About Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation
The Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation, Inc. (OPSF) is a not-for-profit community-based public schools foundation. It is a partnership between families, schools, community, and business. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting and extending the educational opportunities of all individuals within Okaloosa County. Since its establishment in 1995, OPSF has funded educational enrichment programs including teacher grants for unique programs, student scholars in the Take Stock in Children Program, community educational initiatives, and student and teacher recognition awards.
About Take Stock In Children
Take Stock in Children, a Florida 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides mentors, scholarships, and hope for Florida’s low-income and deserving students. Incorporated in 1995 and maintaining a 96 percent high school graduation rate, TSIC is Florida’s flagship and most successful mentoring and scholarship program. In every Florida county, TSIC scholars in middle and high school pledge to meet regularly with their mentor, maintain academic standards and remain drug and crime-free on the way to achieving a high school diploma. The reward for fulfilling these commitments is a scholarship to a Florida state college, university or vocational school. To donate, volunteer, or learn more about Take Stock in Children, please contact 850.833.9999.