Inspiring Explorers will expose 30 youth of color and multilingual youth to careers in teaching and learning through a work-based experience, skill-based workshops, and mentoring. Convened by Inspiring Minds, the partnership brings together Rhode Island College and Providence Public Schools to expose youth to the myriad of career opportunities in the public education system.
This program begins in October 2019 and concludes in May 2020. Youth will be trained and paid to work up to 80 hours as a tutor/mentor for students in grades PreK-5 in a Providence Public School. Youth will also be paid to participate in individual and group mentoring.
Applications for our program are now being accepted. We will select 10 high school students and 20 undergraduate students for our program.
Successful applicants are young people of color or multilingual youth. College undergraduates must be eligible for Off-Campus Federal Work-Study to be considered for the program.
This program is funded, in part, by Rhode Island’s Governors Workforce Board and the Real Skills for Youth Program.