Take Stock in Children, an nonprofit organization that provides scholarships and mentors, has announced the launch of the Keeping a Promise initiative to raise enough funding to purchase college scholarships for an additional 1,800 deserving low-income students. This will increase the number of scholars currently served by 25 percent to 9,000 actives students across the state.
Prior to enrolling any student, Take Stock in Children must first secure the funding to purchase a college scholarship for them, as this is a promise made to all its scholars. In return, each student promises to meet their mentor once a week, maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5, and remain drug and crime free. Upon fulfillment of this agreement, students are awarded a college scholarship at high school graduation.
To achieve this goal, individuals and businesses are needed to help with the Keeping the Promise initiative. Volunteering, mentoring or providing resources to purchase scholarships will help ensure the programís success. To help, call 888-322-4673 or visit www.takestockinchildren.org.