If you’re ready to take control of your future, Take Stock in Children Pasco County can help by providing you with the motivation, support, and academic assistance you need to succeed. This rewarding opportunity provides the promise of a college scholarship, a caring mentor committed to developing your gifts, and continuous involvement from skilled student advocates who engage in educational/career counseling.



A guaranteed tuition-paid Florida Prepaid College Scholarship, minimum of two year (60 credit hour). There may be potential to increase this scholarship level based on performance and scholarship availability in students’ senior year.

College Readiness Coach

A college readiness coach acts as the liaison between Take Stock in Children program and the school and is responsible for monitoring and addressing of grades, attendance and behavior as well as preparation for post-secondary education.


A mentor, when assigned, will meet with the student on a regular basis at school, with cooperation from the school and parent(s)/guardian(s), to assist and encourage the student to achieve full potential. Meeting with a mentor is a mandatory state requirement.

Take Stock in Children is a program with the Pasco Education Foundation and partnered with Pasco County Schools since 1997. Over 750 Pasco County students have received this opportunity.