Inspiring Minds

About Inspiring Minds

Inspiring Minds delivers effective programs that build academic and social-emotional skills using a developmental relationships framework.

We serve a diverse population of students who are exceptional, intelligent, and resilient. We believe all students deserve an educational environment that fosters a sense of belonging and purpose that is shared with everyone who is part of the school community and the community at large.

We recognize the impact that systematic barriers such as racism, poverty, housing insecurity, and hunger have on learning, especially in under-resourced schools. Therefore, we work in partnership with school districts, institutions of higher education, civic groups, and the community at large to provide quality programs that empower students to succeed and thrive in school and life.

Mission: Inspiring Minds empowers students to succeed and thrive in school and life by developing trusted relationships with community members who are knowledgeable of the culturally responsive, academic, and socio-emotional needs necessary for student success.

Vision: Inspiring Minds is an antiracist organization committed to closing equity gaps based on race, ethnicity, first language, and economic status that impact RI students and families.

Student-centered. Student success and well-being are the primary drivers behind our actions and decisions.
Equity-motivated. Racial equity is the just path forward for the organization, communities, and students we serve; therefore, we commit to antiracist practices.
Asset-framed. The diverse lived experiences of our students and their families are assets we acknowledge and promote.
Relationship-focused. Students thrive when they are connected to and supported by caring and committed adults.
Community-grounded. Inspiring Minds values community and invites community members to help create a supportive village for schools.
Expectations-driven. A critical strategy for closing the equity gap is to actively support a culture of high expectations, continuous growth, and improvement for students, schools, and Inspiring Minds.
Evidence-based. We use qualitative and quantitative data and research to inform our organizational decisions and spark dynamic and innovative responses.


Youth Development Worker

June 2019 - August 2019 Providence, RI
“I liked working with kids and learning from the Kindergarten teacher at the school where I was placed. Additionally, I was able to foster a relationship with the teacher and she trusted me with a lot which gave me space to grow and take initiative instead of waiting for instructions. ”

Youth Development Worker

June 2019 - August 2019 Providence, RI
“I loved working with kids and learning different methods of using restorative justice practices from the Kindergarten teacher that I worked with.”
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