Making a difference...
We want the same things for your students that you do: We dream they’ll grow into healthy, wise, happy adults. But we know that what happens in schools is just part of the picture. So Mentoring Minds is committed to helping families and schools thrive. We do this by supporting many causes that we believe in, both as donors and as community volunteers.
We know that it’s nearly impossible for a hungry child to come to school ready to work hard. So we made a multi-year investment in the innovative BackPack Program, a national initiative of the anti-hunger charity Feeding America. This project has provided food throughout the school year to needy children who rely on free school meal programs. These children might otherwise have had little to eat at home on the weekends, but thanks to the BackPack Program sponsor, children are getting the food they need to learn and grow.
We believe the best teachers and principals deserve to be recognized and rewarded for the difficult, and often unsung, work they do. So we help sponsor programs like the National Distinguished Principal award, which rewards educators doing groundbreaking work, and other educational initiatives around the nation.
And we value education as a lifelong pursuit, understanding its power to change lives, develop leaders, and improve communities. So we support efforts in literacy, mentoring, and community development – helping to develop new business leaders, assisting programs for adult literacy, and support programs in the arts, social welfare and health.