• Aug2021

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarasota, FL, August 30, 2021. Three Sarasota County Schools students, Josina Paschal (Class of 2022), Talia Morton and Quentin Smith (both Class of 2028), are the first recipients of the Mrs. Gwendolyn Tose’ Rigell (9/11 Kids) Scholarship. This scholarship honors late Principal Gwendolyn Tose’ Rigell who spearheaded

  • May2021

    Eleven teen members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties were named Townsend Scholars on Thursday, May 20 by the Steven & Marjolaine Townsend Scholarship Fund in collaboration with Take Stock in Children and BGCSDC in the program’s fourth year. The Townsends established the scholarship in

  • Take Stock in Children of Sarasota County (TSIC) recently received funding from The William and Sara Gill Fund, Dan & Clare Murphy Family Fund and Frederic W. and Margaret E. Kurtz Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee that, along with individual donations made through GivingTuesday, enabled TSIC to purchase 175

  • Take Stock in Children of Sarasota County scholar and Booker High School senior, Myles Summerlin has been named one of six winners of this year’s Leaders for Life (L4L) Fellowship. The L4L Fellowship is sponsored by the Asofsky Family Foundation and comes with a $40,000 scholarship. The scholarship pays for

  • Sep2020

    As featured Friday, September 11, 2020 on the 3rd Hour of TODAY, Take Stock in Children is the proud scholarship partner for the new Gwendolyn ‘Tose-Rigell Scholarship, benefitting the continuing education of Booker Nation students. Link to Today show feature.     Video:

  • Aug2020

    A new scholarship created for students at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, profiled in the award-winning documentary, 9/11 Kids, which premieres at the American Black Film Festival today. Teacher Sandra Kay Daniels, far right, is profiled in the documentary and will be on the scholarship committee.  

  • Jun2020

    Class of 2020

    June 11, 2020

    TSIC Proudly Celebrates the Class of 2020:   Matthew Abolafia, BHS – Ringling School of Art & Design Brittany Aca-Orea, SHS – State College of Florida Melanie Aguilara-Carbajal, SPHS – State College of Florida Jose Bravo, SPTHS – Suncoast Technical College Taymilia Brown, BHS – University of Central Florida Jayda

  • Jul2019

    TSIC proudly celebrated the graduation of 27 local high school seniors this Spring. This graduation signifies the culmination of a long-term commitment. Throughout their middle and high school years, these TSIC Scholars met with their TSIC Mentor weekly, met with their TSIC College Success Coach monthly, maintained solid academic standing,

  • “This past year at Boston University was by far the most exciting and successful year of my college career. I have made numerous academic, professional, and personal accomplishments which I’m excited/looking forward to sharing with you. My junior year started off studying abroad in the fantastic city of Madrid in

  • Sep2018

    Philip Stekol

    September 19, 2018

    Since graduating from the University of Central Florida with my bachelors degree in legal studies I have gone on to continue my education at the University of Miami School of Law. The first year of law school was extremely difficult and this second year is proving to be no easier,