Inspiring Minds

Mission

Inspiring Minds empowers students to succeed in school and life by providing them with trusted relationships, tutoring and mentoring by inspired community members.

Program Description

Volunteers are matched with students in small groups to develop a trusting, relationship and to engage in structured activities, often around classroom or homework-related topic. Inspiring Minds views tutoring as the direct and clearly defined work to support the student's academic skill development and mentoring as the more indirect work aimed at cultivating caring, positive relationships which will boost student confidence and promote academic achievement.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Providence, RI
States of Operation
Rhode Island
Operation Locations
Providence
Most recent number of students served
1047
Subject Offered
English Language Arts (ELA),
Early Literacy,
Math,
Reading
Grade Levels
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade
Languages Offered
English, Spanish
Percentage of tutors who can speak a language other than English
20% are Spanish speaking
Race/Ethnicity breakdown of tutors
Hispanic or Latino- 72%, American Indian or Alaska Native-5%, Asian- 8%, Black or African American 17%, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander <5%, White <5%%
Setting
During School
Delivery Mode
In-Person
Virtual
Student-Tutor Ratio
1:1 up to 4:1
Number of Sessions Per Week
Varies by student needs
Number of Minutes Per Session
60
Number of Weeks Per Program
24-28
Does your program engage with parents?
No
Organization Type
Nonprofit
Customer Type
District, School
Cost to Student
0
Type of Tutor
Volunteer
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
No
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
No
Contact Name
Melissa Emidy

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