Take Stock in Children announced today that it is the recipient of a $3.5M investment from Helios Education Foundation for a regional scaling pilot in Osceola and Orange Counties.
The contribution will support Take Stock in Children’s proven model of success by allowing them to purchase more than 300 additional college scholarships and pilot an innovative regional model using data science analytics.
"We are so excited and honored to receive this investment from Helios Education Foundation," said Take Stock in Children President & CEO Jillian Hasner. “The investment will allow us to increase our impact and serve more students in Central Florida.”
Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 to provide a unique opportunity for deserving low-income, at-risk youth to escape the cycle of poverty through education. Take Stock in Children offers its students college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life through comprehensive services that start in middle school, continue through high school and include their transition into college.
“Helios Education Foundation believes that education has the power to change lives and strengthen communities,” said President and CEO, Paul J. Luna. “We are proud to support an expansion of Take Stock in Children’s program in order to encourage more talented, low-income students to reach their full potential.”