Education Foundation

Right now, a student is having a learning experience made better by the work that we do.
Investing in education now to impact our future.
One teacher can inspire the lives of many.
Innovation in and outside of the classroom.
Enhancing the quality of education for all.
Pictured Left to Right: Carman Cullen-Batt, Esther Solin, Sumter County Schools Superintendent Rick Shirley, Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart

The Sumter County School Board recognized Take Stock in Children for the 2018 Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award (CBRA).

Each year, thousands of businesses of all types and sizes make heroic contributions to help schools. In partnership with Florida’s district school superintendents and the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Sumter County School Board recognized the exemplar of business involvement with the Commissioner’s Business Recognition Awards (CBRA). The 2018 Commissioner’s Business Recognition Awards (CBRA), presented by Wells Fargo, was integrated with the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Annual Education Summit at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel in Tampa, Florida.

Take Stock in Children has assisted over 800 Lake and Sumter County students with tuition scholarships. The Mission of Take Stock in Children is to provide students and their families’ inspiration through mentoring, support and scholarships by empowering them to achieve their dreams of an education beyond high school. The comprehensive services start in middle school, continue through high school and include their transition into college.