Helios Education Foundation Partners with Take Stock in Children to Create Opportunities for Postsecondary Success
Posted on: January 16, 2015
Helios Education Foundation’s partner, Take Stock in Children, has secured a $3 million U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation (I3) grant. The funds, secured with support from Helios Education Foundation, will institute school-wide mentoring and college readiness initiatives in select high schools within two Florida counties.
The innovative mentoring model called UNISON, Uplifting Non-cognitive Skills and Innovation through Student Opportunity Network, calls for an expansion of the Take Stock in Children 1:1 mentoring model. The school-wide approach will impact over 4,100 students over a four year period of time.
Helios Education Foundation is committed to ensuring that every student in Arizona and Florida is prepared to succeed in college and career and we’re doing that by promoting a college-going culture within the two states we serve,” said the Foundation’s President and CEO Paul Luna. “That’s why we’re so excited and motivated by Take Stock in Children’s UNISON project. We are supportive of this initiative because it is taking a holistic approach to ensuring that students, parents and school administrators all work together to better position every student for postsecondary success.”