Forty-two scholars from Florida Keys schools recently signed contracts for participation in the Take Stock in Children program, providing students with mentoring, educational support and scholarships. Nine new students penned their names on the dotted line at Coral Shores High School on Oct. 26. Part of the program includes a weekly meeting with a mentor who volunteers their time for an hour to talk to students. “The mentoring is the cornerstone to the program,” said Chuck Licis-Masson, executive director for the Monroe County Education Foundation.

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