Take Stock in Children provides low-income students with college and vocational tuition scholarships, volunteer mentors, student advocates / case managers, college readiness, early intervention and long-term support.

The Education Foundation has provided more than 680 college scholarships since the program was implemented in 1995 and currently has 204 students in the program.  Using local donations and matched funds from the State of Florida, the Education Foundation purchases Florida Pre-Paid Tuition plans for each student participating in Take Stock in Children~Osceola County.  The more donations the program receives, the more students it can help.  Every dollar that is donated is matched by the State of Florida.

By providing mentorship, advocacy, skills workshops and support, the Take Stock program breaks the cycle of poverty by providing students with the chance to pursue post-secondary education and prepare for a career instead of a job.

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Meet The Team

Kathy Ejnioui

Director of Programs

Aggie Aponte

Take Stock In Children Program Coordinator, CSC

Christopher Santiago

College Succuess Coach

Become a Mentor

Mentors are the key components to the success of this program.  A mentor is a caring, compassionate adult who chooses to devote their time to a young person, offering them support, guidance and encouragement.  If you can donate one hour per week, you can change a life by helping a child build a solid foundation of values, establish goals, improve their academic and life skills, all while developing their self-esteem and confidence.  

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out the Mentor Application below,and email it to Kathy Ejnioui at  Kathy.Ejnioui@osceolaschools.net, or mail it to the Foundation office at:

Education Foundation of Osceola County, 2310 New Beginnings Road, Kissimmee, FL  34744

Sponsor a Scholarship

Help break the cycle of poverty, decrease high school dropout rates and increase the college going rate in Osceola County - become a donor and change a child’s life forever!  Your donation will provide a child in our community with the promise of a college scholarship and the guidance of a caring mentor.  If you are interested in making a tax-deductible contribution or would like to obtain more information, please contact Kathy Ejnioui at Kathy.Ejnioui@osceolaschools.net