Take Stock in Children

Who We Are





Take Stock in Children was established in 1995, providing a unique opportunity to help deserving students escape the cycle of poverty through education. The Take Stock in Children program at Tallahassee Community College offers our students access to a caring mentor, participation in college and career readiness workshops, and a two-year scholarship to attend TCC after graduating from high school. We serve and support our students by providing resources to help prepare them for the transition between high school, college and their careers.

Take Stock in Children’s multi-year commitment to at-risk students throughout our state is also an investment in the communities in which our students live. We know that the education of a child is an investment in their future and the assured way of breaking the cycle of poverty. Our goal is to increase the number of students in Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla counties who finish college and enter the workforce successfully.

Tallahassee Community College has served over 600 students through the pre-collegiate programs, including the Take Stock in Children Program. Take Stock in Children currently serves 130 local high school and college students.


Our Success

At the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, a total of 75 local Take Stock students were enrolled in a post-secondary academic program. 


How We Serve

Take Stock in Children provides a unique combination of services to help students succeed throughout high school and college. Each student is matched with a caring mentor and a Take Stock College Success Coach. Together, they work with the student, the parent, and the school to encourage academic excellence. We also provide an array of college and career readiness workshops and tools through our monthly Saturday Academies. To reduce the financial burden of attending college, each Take Stock student is assigned a Florida Prepaid college tuition plan to be used upon successful completion of the Take Stock in Children program and graduation from a Florida public high school.