Meet the New Take Stock in Children Students

These students signed their Take Stock in Children (TSIC) contracts on Tuesday, May 16, at Suwannee Education Foundation’s end of year luncheon for students, mentors, and sponsors. The Suwannee TSIC Program inducted eight students this school year from Suwannee Middle School and Branford High School. New students will begin the TSIC Program as freshmen, next school year, 2017-18.

Students participated in a highly competitive application process to be admitted to the TSIC program. Each of the new students will be matched with an adult mentor and will receive a two-year full tuition-paid scholarship to North Florida Community College upon high school graduation.

Our new TSIC students are:

Rylee Bolyard

E’Leric Ivey

Shalanna Perkins

Shaniyah Williams

Caleb Parsons

Fidencio Mesquite

Christian Xavier  Ayola

Autumn Stancil

Ameris Bank Presents – TSIC Financial Literacy Workshop

On May 17, representatives from Ameris Bank will present a Financial Literacy workshop to Take Stock in Children students at Suwannee High School. The workshop will cover topics that every student needs to know as he/she embarks on college and career.

The workshop will focus on budgeting, living and tuition prices, building credit, writing checks, opening a bank account, financial aid, and more!

Thank you to Ameris Bank for providing this vital information to our Take Stock in Children students. SEF is grateful for caring partners such as you.

Check out our newest grant project – Ozobot robotics, coding in the classroom

Suwannee Education Foundation (SEF) is rolling out a new grant project this year, called Ed Tech for Teachers. This project will be focused on offering needed resources and support to teachers in Suwannee County School District as they adapt to the 21st-century classroom environment and STEM requirements.

SEF plans to host educational technology workshops each year, intended to help teachers purchase STEM materials and learn new technologies involved in teaching STEM curriculum including computer coding, robotics, engineering, and science lessons, in addition to helping teachers learn how to utilize resources such as Google Classroom.

The first Ed Tech Workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. This workshop will demonstrate Ozobot (small, spherical robots) classroom lessons for teaching computer coding in grades two through eight.