The Education Foundation of Alachua County earmarks nearly $400,000 to get students involved in a scholarship and mentoring program

Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 1:06 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The Education Foundation of Alachua County earmarked nearly $400,000 for the Take Stock in Children scholarship and mentoring program.

Eighth and ninth grade students can now apply.

Every student is matched with a volunteer mentor who will meet with them twice a month to review grades, behavior, and attendance.

The foundation is looking to get 50 new students into the program before December 2021.

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