Anne Heller has been named executive director of Take Stock in Children Manatee (TSIC). She has been serving as the organization's interim director since October 2019.
Take Stock in Children provides college scholarships and mentors for deserving at-risk students, who with their families agree to academic, service and behavior standards. Mentors commit to meet with students weekly at their school. Over its 20-year history, TSIC scholars have achieved a 100 percent high school graduation rate, and 92 percent go on to college. It currently serves 199 students in sixth through 12th grade.