On May 11, Take Stock in Children mentor Helen Gilbart was honored at the Hillsborough County Public Schools Volunteer Awards as the 2017 Our Students, Our Future award recipient. The event, sponsored by Suncoast Credit Union, celebrates those who go beyond the call of duty through their philanthropic efforts.
Helen was selected for this award by the Hillsborough Education Foundation for volunteering her time and professional expertise to enhance education opportunities for HCPS students. She is a passionate supporter of public education and ensuring students are on track for college and career success.
A mentor in the Take Stock in Children program for six years, Helen has gone above and beyond to serve as a role model for her mentees, at-risk students who attend HCPS middle and high schools. She is committed to building long-lasting, meaningful relationships with her mentees and to helping each of them reach their full potential.