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Simpson Housing ServicesBell House2100 Pillsbury Ave SMinneapolis, MN 55404

Mentor and mentee on an outing at the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts.


Simpson Literacy Mentoring Program

Mentors are matched one-to-one with a Kindergarten - 5th grade student and commit to meeting weekly for a literacy tutoring sesson (3 visits/month minimum) and a monthly field trip outing for the school year. Mentors are given prepared lessons based on the students' reading level, interests, and the monthly outing destination. Lessons take place at a library near the student's home. Mentors provide transportation for the student to and from the library and schedule their sessions directly with the parent.

The mentoring program builds on the inherent potential of our youth through three key areas; literacy, exploration, and relationship-building.Mentors and mentees are supported by SHS for 1 year with regular monitoring and supervision, group and individual offerings, and trainings. Alumni mentoring may occur beyond the year if all parties (parent/guardian, mentor, and mentee) wish to continue the relationship.


  • Mentoring
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Tutoring

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Meet with mentee once per week for 1 year
  • SHS is committed to building a diverse, committed group of mentors for our young people.

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