June 2023

While we are incredibly grateful for all our mentors, we are proud to honor Joanne Sudman as HEF’s 2023 Mentor of the Year!

Joanne has been mentoring for four years and currently has two mentees at Sumner High School. She has truly gone above and beyond to guide them through both academic and personal obstacles. Joanne

is always advocating for TSIC and willing to help. Joanne also encourages those in her network to mentor and, just this year, she helped us recruit two new awesome mentors!

To see a video of Joanne being recognized, click the picture above

While there are no “official” mentoring sessions that take place during the summer, we do encourage mentors and mentees to stay in touch. The TSIC App is a great way to do just that! You can video chat and message your mentee in the app.

However, keep in mind that the Take Stock App will be offline for summer maintenance at the end of June. The app will be unavailable from June 30th at 9 p.m. to July 31st at 7 a.m.

We are also facilitating a few in-person events this summer that both mentors and mentees can participate in. Sign-up below!

Community Service Opportunities

Feeding Tampa Bay

Date: July 6

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: 4702 Transport Drive, Building 6

RSVP By: June 30

Metropolitan Ministries

Date: July 11

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: 120 E. Ross Ave

RSVP By: July 6

Sweetwater Farm

Date: July 14

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: 7318 W. Comanche Avenue

RSVP By: July 7

Clothes To Kids

Date: July 19

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:  5011 W Hillsborough Ave

RSVP By: July 12

Register Here

Frameworks Professional Development Workshop

HEF has partnered with Frameworks of Tampa Bay to offer a free mentor/mentee summer professional development workshop.

This workshop will focus on developing foundational Emotional Intelligence and Self-Awareness skills.

Lunch will be provided to all participants!

Date: June 23

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: 2306 N. Howard Ave.

Please Note: This workshop is designed for mentor/mentee pairs. Please confirm with your mentor/mentee that they will be attending before registering.

Register Here

We had such a great time celebrating our incredible mentors at HEF's annual Mentor Appreciation Party! Thank you to the 100+ mentors, students and family members who attended!

We want to give a very big "THANK YOU!" to Citi for supporting this memorable night! It would not have been possible without their generous support.

View more memorable moments here!

Senior Spotlight: Congratulations, Class of 2023!

Hillsborough Education Foundation is extremely proud of the more than 80 graduating seniors in our Take Stock in Children mentoring program!

In middle school, they made the commitment to work hard, maintain good grades and regularly meet with their mentor and college success coach throughout high school to help keep them on the path to success. Their dedication has paid off! They'll be graduating with a 2-year college scholarship and are making big plans for the future.

▶️ Check out the videos as we recently surprised three of our seniors!

🎓 Veronica, an Alonso High School Senior, received the Tampa Bay Seminole Club's 4-year scholarship to Florida State University.

🎓 Kaysar, a Chamberlain High School Senior, was named our 2023 Outstanding Senior and received a new laptop.

🎓 Zuhe, an Alonso High School Senior, was named the winner of the CTRL Your Future Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP Free Laptop contest.

Click the name of your

College Success Coach

to email them.

Mia Wuster

Director of TSIC

(813) 574-0271

Elí­sabet Rivera

Mentor Coordinator & CSC

(813) 574-0272

Melanie Jimenez

College Success Coach

(813) 574-0269

Kayla Zambito

College Success Coach

(813) 574-0267

Amari Smith

College Success Coach

(813) 574-0264

Mark Your Calendar




June 7

Middle & High School Report Cards Available

All HCPS Students

June 19

HEF Office Closed -Juneteenth

All TSIC Mentors & Students

June 23

Frameworks Professional Development Workshop

All TSIC Mentors & Students

July 4

HEF Office Closed -

4th of July

All TSIC Mentors & Students

July 6

TSIC Service Event: Feeding Tampa Bay

All TSIC Mentors & Students

July 11

TSIC Service Event: Metropolitan Ministries

All TSIC Mentors & Students

July 14

TSIC Service Event: Sweetwater Farm

All TSIC Mentors & Students

July 19

TSIC Service Event: Clothes to Kids

All TSIC Mentors & Students

For more detailed information about the events occurring in Hillsborough County Public Schools, view the HCPS Calendar.

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