Become a Mentor

Are you a caring adult who wants to invest in the life of our youth? By offering consistent support and encouragement through bi-weekly lunch meetings, you can make a huge difference in the life of a student. 

Walk along beside your mentee (student) to help him/her nurture their gifts and foster positive relationships.  Help them on their life journey to navigate detours, to provide guidance when asked, and to ensure they reach their destiny!

Become a TSIC Scholar

Are you an 8th-grade student in Suwannee County public schools? If you meet the income eligibility requirements, you could become a Take Stock in Children Scholarship recipient.  To receive the scholarship, you must:  1) Stay in school; 2) Maintain good grades; 3) attend regular mentoring sessions twice per month; 4) stay drug and crime free; and 5) exhibit good citizenship.

This program works with students long-term to help build meaningful relationships with others who care deeply about student success. During the bi-weekly sessions with mentors, students build positive values and gain a positive outlook on life.  A Success Coach helps set goals and develop academic skills to excel in college, career and life.

Participate in college readiness curriculum that helps prepare for the ACT and SAT exams. TSIC Success Coach provides workshops to get students college ready and assist with the college application process.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take control of your future. This rewarding opportunity provides the promise of a college scholarship, a caring mentor committed to the development of your gifts and continuous involvement from skilled student advocates who engage in educational/career counseling.

Submit completed applications to the Suwannee Education Foundation, by mail, 1314 Pine Ave SW, Building 4, #617.  Live Oak, FL 32064, or e-mail.

Signature Sponsors

TSICTake Stock in Children


Established in 1995 as a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for deserving, low-income youth to escape the cycle of poverty through education.  Leveraging Florida Pre-Paid Scholarships and a proven model for youth development, key strategies supported by TSIC include:  1) One-on-One and Group Mentoring; 2) College Readiness Workshops and Success Coaching; and 3) Scholarships.

GWIGoodwill Industries of North Florida

For more than 80 years, Goodwill Industries of North Florida has been serving Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau, Putnam, Flagler, Baker, Union, Bradford, Alachua, Columbia, Hamilton, and Gilchrist.  Through a partnership with the Suwannee Education Foundation they are now serving Suwannee County by helping people with barriers to employment, job training, and placement services.  Goodwill Success Coaches are change lives for the better by supporting students and families get the resources and skills they need be self sufficient.