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Inspiring Minds
VIPS is changing itís name to Inspiring Minds

Inspiring Minds is a not for profit educational organization dedicated to enabling our cityís students to succeed in school by providing them with educational support services and individualized help so that they can grow academically and socially. Inspiring Minds vision is that all Providence public school students have an equal chance for success.
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News and Events!

Public Skate
To Benefit Inspiring Minds!

On Saturday, September 13, from noon to 2pm, URI's Boss Ice Arena is giving patrons the chance to skate for only a $5 donation to Inspiring Minds. Hope to see you there!


Congratulations to
Julia Bonacum
Of Westborough, MA
Winner of our Skate
With Olympic Great
Micelle Kwan Raffle!


Inspiring Minds Annual Recognition Luncheon Honors Education Professionals

Thanks to everyone for making this another memorable event that also helped us raise funds important to providing our dynamic tutoring services to inner-city students!

Congratulations to this year's awardees:


Denise Missry-Milburn, Asa Messer Elementary School

Linda Reigelman, Carl G. Lauro Elementary School

Jose Valerio, Lillian Feinstein Elementary School at Sackett St


Literacy Coaches

Yanaiza Gallant, Lillian Feinstein Elementary School at Sackett St

Gina Sousa, Asa Messer Elementary School

Winnie Van Horne-Prior, The Sgt. Cornel Young, Jr. & Charlotte Woods Elementary School


And thank you to our keynote speaker Catherine Steiner-Adair for revealing how technology is changing family relationships - and telling us what we can do to 'reboot' bad habits.


Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!


Roch's Fresh Foods


Edwards Wildman


Brown University
Coastway Community Bank
United Healthcare


Piccerelli, Gilstein & Company


Dimeo Construction Company
Johnson & Wales University
Mullen Scorpio & Cerilli
Residential Properties Ltd



50 Shades of Style
Fashion Fundraiser was a
Huge Success!

Michelle Kwan and a group of kidsMike Ritz
SupportersVirginia, David Mead and Terri
Wayne Coats and Carol YoungBackstage
Dr. PabloJason and Amy
Linda, Judi and another supporterMary and Jenna