The Kiwanis Club of Madison recently presented a check to the Madison County Foundation for Excellence in Education, Inc. for another Take Stock in Children Scholarship. Through the years, the local Kiwanis Club has given more than $36,000 for Take Stock in Children Scholars.
This gift of over $36,000 has been a great investment in the students of Madison County as these dollars have been matched most years and even tripled some years by other partners and agencies. The membership of the local club and other Kiwanis Clubs across the state of Florida have noted that the Take Stock in Children Programs around the state have a student monitoring process which keeps students on a positive track toward high school graduation and entry into college or technical training. Kiwanis members know that they are truly taking stock in children and getting the most for their dollars through this outstanding program, which has the capability of generating additional funds.
The Kiwanis Club of Madison has sponsored 11 Take Stock in Children Scholars through the years. One of the students, Magenta Hall, graduated from FSU this spring with a degree in Nursing. Others are now working toward high school graduation or on their college degrees.
Our most recent high school graduate, Jessica Fralix, was a special guest at the club in May, along with her Mother, Vivian Fralix. Jessica, a recent honor graduate at Madison County High School, will enter NFCC in the fall and plans to pursue a degree in Psychology.
Also, members of the club have been very active in the mentoring facet of the program.
The Kiwanis Club has various fundraising events throughout the year to fund this important project with the annual Citrus Sale being a major one. When you purchase Citrus Fruit from the Kiwanis Club in December of each year, you are helping the youth of Madison County further their education, move into careers and professions with well-developed skills and to be productive citizens in our community.