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Inspiring Minds seeks to engage, inspire and empower youth to reach their full potential through education and exposure to life-changing experiences. The program has a vision “to see every student graduate from high school, complete college or a vocational school, and become strong, successful members of our society.” Volunteer opportunities include working with students after school (3:00-6:00pm) with homework help and tutoring in all subjects; cooking lessons, gardening and physical fitness activities; job shadowing and field trip opportunities, college research and scholarship completion for high school students, and simply mentoring students to believe in themselves and know that anything’s possible. For more information contact Jessica Winters at 330-469-6729.
OH WOW! fosters independent thinking and enrichment to the lives of children by creating hands on, interactive exhibits and education programs rooted in STEM. Volunteers will assist with exhibits and the facility experience. For more information contact Colleen Ruby at 330-744-5914.
United Way Success By 6, a pre-kindergarten summer readiness program which gives children the opportunity to be successful in kindergarten and beyond. Success By 6 operates during the months of June-August with volunteer opportunities from 8:00-1:00pm. For more information contact Kathy Mock at 330-720-4239.
United Way Success After 6, a program which focuses on academic success for hundreds of students grades K-6 with the goal of improving their test scores, behavior and motivation to stay in school. Volunteer opportunities are daily between the times of 2:30-6:00pm. For more information contact Kathy Mock at 330-720-4239.
United Way Imagination Library, a reading program where volunteers read to children under the age of 5 in organized locations throughout Mahoning County. The organized locations include community/neighborhood centers, faith-based organizations, library branches, and social service agencies. United Way coordinates the locations and offers times and dates to volunteer for self-paced opportunities. For more information contact Kathy Mock at 330-720-4239.