The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools holds Virtual Take Stock in Children (TSIC) Graduation Luncheon
Awarding 35 Students with 4- Year College Tuition Scholarships totaling approximately $550,000
For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
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Fort Myers, Fla (May 26, 2021) – On Friday, May, 21 The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools recognized 34 high school seniors graduating from the Take Stock in Children Program. The graduates will receive a four-year, college tuition scholarship with a total value of approximately $550,000. The virtual luncheon served as an opportunity for parents, mentors, and members of the business community to recognize the students for completing the program.
Foundation President & CEO, Marshall T. Bower, Esq. delivered an encouraging speech to the graduates, along with keynote speaker Joe Mitchell, President of Pool Pros, Board Member and current TSIC mentor, who shared inspiring words on how rewarding it is to be a mentor in the TSIC program.
“ Without a mentor, I don’t think I would have had the ability to graduate”, stated a TSIC graduate. I didn’t always have a positive motivating adult in my life and my mentor showed me that I was capable of conquering anything I put my mind to. I know as I move on to college my mentor will be cheering me on and will be a part of my life forever!”.
“These outstanding students all maintained high GPAs and fulfilled their promise to be good citizens of our community,” says Marshall T. Bower, President, and CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. “Equipped with a college education they will become our next leaders and decision-makers. Our future is in good hands!”
Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 as a statewide scholarship program that provides a unique opportunity for deserving, low-income, at-risk youth to escape the cycle of poverty through education. The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools administers the program in Lee County. Students enter the program in 6th or 9th grade and are required to sign a contract and meet specific expectations. Students are provided with caring volunteer mentors who remain continuously involved with students by providing ongoing educational and career counseling. Having met all of the program’s requirements, students are awarded a four-year college tuition scholarship upon graduation.
Pictured 5/20/21: Take Stock in Children Graduates & Mentors
|Axel||Arias||East Lee County HS|
|Juliana||Arozena||Bonita Springs HS|
|Janice||Arteaga||Ida S. Baker HS|
|Denver||Boxleitner||Island Coast HS|
|Takhiya||Carter||North Fort Myers HS|
|Danays||German||Island Coast HS|
|Jordan||Goza||Ida S. Baker HS|
|Angelia||Greenwell||Ida S. Baker HS|
|Nathaniel||Khan||Fort Myers HS|
|Lidialys||Martinez||North Fort Myers HS|
|Lizvett||Martinez||Lehigh Senior HS|
|Solana||Millik||Fort Myers HS|
|Angie||Perez||Cape Coral HS|
|Kaylee||Proulx||Ida S. Baker HS|
|Edsel||Lopez -Ramos||East Lee County HS|
|Erika||Rojas||East Lee County HS|
|Lydia||Sanchez-Bruland||South Fort Myers HS|
|Esther||Thervilus||Fort Myers HS|
|Jasmine||Thomas||North Fort Myers HS|
|Jordin||Tubb||Cypress Lake HS|
|Yesenia||Valdez||Bonita Springs HS|
|Virginia||Valentin||East Lee County HS|
|Dominic||Zuinga||Cape Coral HS|
About The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools: The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. is a private, 501(c)3 organization established in 1986. Its mission is to enhance and enrich the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources, and experiences made possible through corporate, individual, and educational partnerships. The Foundation is rated a 4-Star Platinum organization by Guide Star. Find us online at www.leeschoolfoundation.org, and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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