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.

Take Stock in Children of Lake and Sumter Counties has been selected as a Community Foundation of South Lake County funded partner to launch their new DREAM (Developing Role Models through Engagement, Achievement and Mentorship) Initiative program.

“The third installment of $21,000 will be used to provide a 2+2 Florida Pre-Paid Scholarship to deserving students in South Lake area public schools,” said Carman Cullen, Executive Director of the Educational Foundation of Lake County.  The Community Foundation has provided funding for a total of thirteen 2+2 scholarships for students in our community. The DREAM Initiative is designed to provide all of the resources, support, and services necessary to help students succeed.

Take Stock in Children, a program of the Educational Foundation, identifies at-risk students in the eighth grade, provides selected students with a mentor and an advocate and then rewards them at high school graduation with a college tuition scholarship.

Local money raised for scholarships is matched by the State of Florida, thus doubling the impact on the community.

For Information on volunteering, mentoring or becoming a donor for either organization, please call 352-787-6576 or 352-394-3818.