Alachua County Education Foundation seeks mentors

The Alachua County Education Foundation (ACEF) needs adult volunteers for its Take Stock in Children program for the upcoming 2022-23 school year.

According to an ACEF announcement, the Take Stock in Children is a scholarship and mentoring program that helps break the cycle of poverty through education. Students in the program receive college and career readiness coaching and mentoring and, when they graduate from high school, they will receive a two-year Florida Prepaid Scholarship to the college or university of their choice. 

ACEF recently selected 46 new students to be inducted into the program and the next step is to on-board them with an adult volunteer who will be willing to meet with each student for 30 minutes bi-weekly during lunch time at the students’ school.

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Mentor volunteers are needed at the following schools:

Middle Schools:

  • Kanapaha – Male and Female Mentors
  • Howard Bishop – Male Mentors
  • Mebane – Male Mentors
  • Oak View – Male and Female Mentors
  • Resilience CHARTER – Male Mentors
  • Westwood – Female Mentors

High Schools:

  • Buchholz – Male and Female Mentors
  • Eastside – Male and Female Mentors
  • Gainesville – Female and Male Mentors
  • Loften – Female Mentor
  • Newberry – Female Mentors
  • Santa Fe – Female Mentors

ACEF will match the new students with their mentors now and the students will start receiving mentoring services in August at the beginning of the new school year.

To become a mentor, click on this link

The Take Stock in Children, Inc., founded in 1995, is a nonprofit mentoring, college success, and college scholarship organization dedicated to transforming Florida one student at a time. Run statewide, the program’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty for low-income, underrepresented, academically qualified students by providing opportunities for degree attainment through postsecondary education, according to the program’s website.


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