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Excited for Summer School

On July 20th, 2015, KidsBridge opened its doors to over 150 excited Pre-K students for the 6th consecutive summer. There were a few tears, some laughter, and a lot of first-time experiences; many of our volunteers worked with  the students on the first day on walking in lines, proper bathroom etiquette, and how[...]

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Simple Questions to Increase Reading Comprehension

Helping a child develop reading skills is fun – but can be hard! Many students struggle with reading comprehension, which simply means understanding what you read; this may look like the student being unable to retell a story, or answer questions about[...]

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Easy Ways to Donate

Here’s two easy ways to contribute towards Inspiring Minds, just through shopping you’re doing! First, do you, your family, or your friends shop at Eastside Marketplace? Your receipts can be donated to Inspiring Minds and contribute toward fundraising for our programs[...]

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The Scoop: KidsBridge 2015

KidsBridge 2015 is almost here! We welcome you to join our volunteers, our staff, and 150 incoming kindergartners for a 4 week summer program called KidsBridge, a free K-readiness program for children who are registered to begin school in the fall. (Scroll to the bottom[...]

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Volunteer Moments

We asked our volunteers to tell us the most inspiring moment they had while tutoring last semester and were touched by all the heartwarming responses. Here are some of our favorites 🙂 “Seeing the smiles on the student’s faces when[...]

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National Volunteer Week: Cristian Cepeda

Cristian Cepeda can actually recall the first day he ever came to Inspiring Minds – February 13, 2014 – because it was the date of a chess tournament held here in the Tech Center. After speaking that day with Carlos[...]

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