Take Stock in Children of Charlotte County is a non-profit organization that provides Charlotte County’s low-income students with Scholarships, Mentors, and Hope. Based on various risk factors, students are selected in the eighth grade and are matched with a mentor who meets with them once a week at their school. Upon entering the program, students sign an agreement promising to: get a “C” or above in every class, maintain an overall 2.5 GPA, remain drug and crime free, and meet with their assigned mentor 30-45 minutes per week. Our volunteer mentors help students to build a solid foundation of values, establish goals, improve their academic and life skills, while developing their self-esteem and confidence. Students who meet the program requirements receive a “2+2” scholarship, which includes full tuition paid for two years of Community College and two years of a four-year university.