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Walton County’s Take Stock in Children program receives $10,000 donation from Gulf Power
DeFuniak Springs, Fla. — Today, Walton County’s Take Stock in Children program received a $10,000 donation from Gulf Power that will be used to purchase 2 year college scholarships from the Florida prepaid foundation.
“We are grateful for the continued support from our community partners like Gulf Power, particularly in this time of uncertainty, that allow our organization to continue to grow and prosper,” said Amy Wells, Take Stock in Children Program Director. “Investing in our students to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful is truly an investment in our community’s future.”
Walton Education Foundation is the lead agency for the county’s Take Stock in Children program, which provides mentorship for 40 students. The program helps to ensure that students graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills they need to complete their post secondary education and to successfully enter the workforce.
About Take Stock in Children
Take Stock in Children of Florida was established in 1995 as a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth/students, many from minority families, to escape the cycle of poverty through education. The organization offers students college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life. Its comprehensive services start in middle school, continue through high school and include their transition into college. For more information, visit https://www.takestockinchildren.org/.
About the Walton Education Foundation
Walton Education Foundation, Inc was established in 1995 as a non-profit organization to serve the educational community of Walton County. The organization mobilizes support and resources through alliances, grants, and fundraising events. For more information, visit https://waltonedfoundation.org/.
PHOTO CAPTION: Gulf Power external affairs manager Juliet Milam provided a donation for Walton County’s Take Stock in Children program to Amy Wells, Take Stock in Children Program Director and MH Carr, Executive Director for the Walton Education Foundation.