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Mary Helen Smith
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Take Stock in Children

Scholarships, Mentors, and Hope


How Can You Help?

Become a Mentor

To become a mentor there are 3 simple steps:

  1. Complete a mentor application and return it to Mary Helen Smith via e-mail, fax, or mail
    1. Access the application by clicking the Mentor Application tab to the left of your screen.
  2. Complete a background check at the School Board Office in the county where you plan to mentor.
  3. Complete Mentor Training
    1. Mentor Training is a simple 30 minute one on one conversation with your Program Manager.



Your donation to Take Stock in Children will provide a child with the promise of a 2 year college scholarship, the guidance of a caring mentor, and a sustainable outcome of success. Students in the Take Stock in Children program receive:
• 2 year paid scholarship for tuition to Chipola College
• A volunteer mentor who meets the child at his or her school for an hour a week to provide academic support and motivation
• The active engagement of parents or legal guardians in the child’s academic and personal development
• Career and educational counseling
Your donations will be matched dollar for dollar through Florida Prepaid Scholarship Foundation. It’s an opportunity to change deserving, high potential, low-income youth/students’ life forever.

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