Become a Mentor!

Malcolm and Bill Take Stock in Children mentors serve as positive role models by displaying values of punctuality, dependability, and reliability.

We ask our mentors to be positive, trustworthy, patient, and to be good listeners.

Take Stock in Children Mentoring Requirements:

All mentoring must take place on school grounds

Mentors should meet with their students 3 times a month for at least 30 minutes (this usually takes place during the student’s lunch period)

 While the students are in the program for 6 years, we only ask for a 1 school year commitment at a time from our mentors

Steps to Becoming a Mentor

  1. Click to download the mentor application online formOnce you have completed the application, you can save it to your computer and send it via e-mail attachment to Mentor Coordinator Jamie Bailey at You can also return the forms by mail to The Education Foundation  2802 NE 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32641. 
  2.  Once our staff has informed you where you will be mentoring, you can fill out the electronic  Alachua County Public Schools Volunteer Formtakestock_slider
  3.  Our staff will conduct mentor training.
  4.  You will be matched with a Take Stock scholar.
  5.  You will introduced you to your scholar and begin to  build your own mentor/mentee relationship with them.

We welcome any questions! Please call (352)-955-7250 Ext. 250