The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools Recognizes Take Stock in Children New Scholar’s at Virtual Luncheon

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools Recognizes Take Stock in Children New Scholar’s at Virtual Luncheon

The Foundation of Lee County Public Schools Inducts New Students into the TSIC Program


For Immediate Release:

Thursday, May 20, 2021

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 Fort Myers, Fla (May 20, 2021) – On Tuesday, May 18, The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools inducted 35 new School District of Lee County students into The Take Stock in Children Program which provides scholarships for low-income students. The Foundation welcomed and awarded 9 middle school students and 26 high school students with this scholarship totaling $500,000.

The virtual luncheon served as an opportunity for parents, educators and members of the business community to recognize the students for all their hard work they put forth to get into the Take Stock in Children Program. Foundation President & CEO, Marshall T. Bower, Esq.  delivered encouraging words to the new scholars on the importance of this program and opportunities and mentorship that lies ahead while being in this prestigious program.


“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 out next leaders and decision makers!”


Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 as a statewide scholarship program that provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth to escape the cycle of poverty through education. Students enter the program in sixth or ninth grade and commit to remaining crime- and drug- free, maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher, and meeting with a mentor regularly.


2021 New Scholars


Eddie Jose VenturaBonita Springs HS
Christopher MancillaBonita Springs HS
Evely Castro GarciaBonita Springs HS
Emily VasquezBonita Springs MS
Joshua HicksCape Coral HS
Jacob MartinezCape Coral HS
Kenea JacksonDunbar HS
Tyshaun ToblerDunbar HS
Travaja DuncanDunbar HS
Andrea AragonFort Myers HS
Daniella RondaGateway HS
Juan Velasquez-CastroGateway HS
Skylar AbaracaGateway HS
Ashley Carcamo-NajeraGateway HS
Olivia CahoonGateway HS
Xandro RodriguezHarns Marsh MS
Aliyah GliddenHarns Marsh MS
Christian LazoHarns Marsh MS
Isaac Gonzalez-AmadorHarns Marsh MS
Adela RodriguezHarns Marsh MS
Elise DeJesusIda S. Baker
Kyhen NelsonLehigh Senior HS
Lissandra AlmeidaLehigh Senior HS
Shylah VegaLehigh Senior HS
Caden CopelandLehigh Senior HS
Sophia FoyMariner HS
Camila CalderonMariner HS
Amber IrwinNorth Ft Myers HS
Juan Felipe JimenezOak Hammock MS
Francesca Jean LouisSouth Ft Myers HS
Zaniya ThomasSouth Ft Myers HS
Jacqueline Vidal-ReyesSouth Ft Myers HS
Josue Ramirez-HernandezThree Oaks MS
Eliseo Ramirez-LopezThree Oaks MS
Alexandra KerrVarsity Lake MS

TSIC New Scholars

Pictured: Lauren McGinnis , Student Services Coordinator of FLCPS & Josue Ramirez-Hernandez & Eliseo Ramirez – Lopez of Three Oaks Middle School 


Pictured: Kyhen Nelson of Lehigh Senior High School

Pictured: Aliyah Glidden & Adela Rodriguez of Harns Marsh Middle

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, and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.







Brittany Carroll

Marketing and Development Director








Brittany Carroll

Marketing and Development Director





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