Step Up For Students
In 2018, Sagicor Life Insurance Company entered its fifth year of supporting Step Up For Students, a state program that allows us to redirect our Florida premium taxes from the Florida Department of Revenue to Step Up For Students. Step Up For Students is a Florida-based not-for-profit corporation that was created to help alleviate the enormous educational challenges faced by children in Florida who live in or near poverty. The organization provides Tax Credit Scholarships to students in K-12 who come from low-income families. These scholarships allow the students to consider a participating private school or an out-of-district public school that may better suit their needs — an option that is already available to families of greater financial means. This choice is not based on whether the public school is judged as succeeding or failing, but recognizes that different children learn in different ways and looks to help the students who are often at the greatest disadvantage in modern education.
Sagicor’s support through the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program has funded 59 scholarships between 2014 and 2018.