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Take Stock in Children of Lake and Sumter Counties receives funding from the Jacarlene Foundation

Take Stock in Children of Lake and Sumter Counties has received $4,000 from the Jacarlene Foundation to provide a two-year Florida pre-paid scholarship to an eligible student in the community.

The commitment of Take Stock in Children and the Jacarlene Foundation both focus on improving educational opportunities for students in Lake and Sumter counties.

Take Stock in Children, a program of the Educational Foundation of Lake County, identifies financially at-risk students in the eighth grade, provides them with a mentor and an advocate and then rewards them at high school graduation with a college tuition scholarship.

Local money raised for scholarships is matched through the Florida Prepaid Foundation, thus doubling the impact on the community.

For information on volunteering, mentoring or becoming a donor for the organization, please contact, or visit