Hillsborough Education Foundation’s Take Stock in Children program provides a mentor devoted to supporting a student’s academic and future success, continuous involvement from skilled student advocates who engage in educational and career counseling and the opportunity for a college scholarship. Because we work in partnership with our school district, we are able to deliver a personal program tailored to students who aspire to create a better life for themselves and their families.
HEF provides financial and academic assistance, motivation and support for students to reach their goals. Not only is our mentoring program innovative and transformative, it is rigorous as well.
We want to see our students succeed, which means we have high expectations and demand accountability among all participants. Students, along with their parents/guardians, sign a contract agreeing to maintain good grades, exhibit good behavior, remain crime and drug free and meet with their mentors once a week.