TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 30, 2014) – Tallahassee Community
College will serve as the starting point for a 5k walk/run on Saturday, June 7, to
raise funds for low-income students in Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla counties.
Strides for Education is a statewide event developed by the Take
Stock in Children program. Registration begins locally at the TCC Workforce
Development building at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, and the race is scheduled to start
at 8 a.m.
“This is our first local TSIC 5k event, but we do have a lot
of people on board who are trying to help,” said Wanda Lewis, TSIC mentor
coordinator. “Anything we can do to ensure these students can not only attend
college, but also be college-ready and become successful adults is our ultimate
The first three winners of each age group and the top team will
receive Take Stock in Children medallions. Additionally, gift certificates in
the amount of $20 will be distributed from Sonny’s BBQ, Academy Sports, Wal-Mart
and other local sponsors. Moreover, a representative from Comcast Cable will be
present to discuss cable packages and distribute care bags from the company.
The TSIC program raises scholarship monies and provides
weekly mentorships for students in middle and high school who would otherwise
not be able to attend college due to low family income. The group targets primarily
first-generation college students.
Individuals who wish to support the TSIC Strides for
Education event, but are unable to attend, may contribute by visiting
give.takestockinchildren.org and choosing “Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla” for the
location of the event.
WCTV and Comcast Cable are assisting with the event. Wendell
Johnson, TSIC program administrator, will appear Sunday, June 1, on the In the
Spotlight segment of “WCTV Eyewitness News.”
For information, contact Wanda Lewis at (850) 201-8312.