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ORGANIZATION: Inspiring Minds

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About Us:

Inspiring Minds is a non-profit education agency founded in 1963 to provide academic support for children in two elementary schools. Named Lippitt Hill Tutorial initially, the organization grew into a citywide service and, in 1988, became Volunteers in Providence Schools. The more elegant name of Inspiring Minds was adopted in 2008. Inspiring Minds is a student-centered organization, ensuring our programs are focused on promoting positive outcomes for the youth we serve.

Inspiring Minds Mission:

Inspiring Minds empowers students for success in school and life by supporting them with trusted relationships, tutoring, and mentoring from inspired community members.

Commitment to Diversity and Anti-Racism

We believe that excellence thrives in an inclusive environment that values diversity in race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and socioeconomic status. We are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in our organization and believe that our workforce should reflect the diverse communities we serve. We must be actively anti-racist, and we commit to doing so. Curiosity and critical thinking are essential to the dialogue and changes that need to happen for our community to thrive.

General Description:

Explorers are positive role models considering careers in teaching and learning, youth development, or social service fields. Explorers support Pre-K to grade 5 students in the In - School Tutoring and Mentoring program . Explorers are matched with students in small groups to develop a trusting relationship and engage in structured activities, often around a classroom or homework-related topic. In addition to 80 hours of paid service-learning, Explorers must attend five individual mentoring sessions with the program coordinator and attend a minimum of 20 hours of professional development annually.

Only extraordinary people work here. Our goals are ambitious but achievable. We have high expectations for ourselves, our students, and our volunteers. We do whatever it takes to achieve our mission ethically. Our ideal candidate is someone who works hard and will have fun while dreaming big. Our ideal candidate possesses an influential and welcoming communication style, high integrity, and a positive attitude.


  • Participate in workforce development training sessions.
  • Work collaboratively with peers.
  • Act as a positive role model. Positive role models serve as an example. Positive role models show passion and possess an ability to inspire; have a clear set of values in alignment with Inspiring Minds; show commitment to community, be selfless, and accept others. Finally, good role models can demonstrate the ability to overcome obstacles.
  • Assist students in math, reading, writing, and other literacy-based skills with the teaching staff.
  • Engage students in intentional relationship-building activities.
  • Maintain student confidentiality.
  • Wear an Inspiring Minds name badge, document impacts in GivePulse, and complete a timecard.


  • Explorers must attend 20 Hours of Professional development, including: o Explorer Orientation

o New Member Orientation for Inspiring Minds’ Tutoring and Mentoring Program

  • Explorers must attend up to five 1:1 mentoring sessions.



  • College student in good academic standing
  • Awarded Off-Campus Federal Work-Study that meets 120 minimum hours required for program participation

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About Inspiring Minds


65 Pavilion Avenue, Providence, RI 02905, US

Mission Statement

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.


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. The organization was founded as Lippitt Hill Tutorial in1963 to provide academic support for children in two segregated elementary schools. Since then, the organization has grown into a citywide service and, in 1988, became Volunteers in Providence Schools to reflect its citywide approach to addressing academic inequities. Finally, the name Inspiring Minds was adopted in 2008 as the programs and scope of work expanded beyond Providence City's borders. Join us as we aim for programming in schools across the state!


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Providence, RI 02905



  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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