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2016 Inspire Awards

uplifting education

Oliver Wendell Holmes believed that one's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. College Mentors for Kids helps children imagine new possibilities for their futures. Our mentors are powerful role models, teaching kids the value of education and inspiring them to work harder and reach higher. Together, we achieve real results.

Through mentoring, elementary school children build strong relationships with college students. Kids spend up to 40 hours each year with their mentors, participating in hands-on mentoring activities. Although children are our primary focus, the program has a powerful ripple effect, influencing families, mentors, universities and entire communities. But don't take our word for it — read what our friends and advocates have to say.