Since 2006, Inspiring Minds has offered after-school programs designed to better the lives of under-represented youth in the community of Warren, Ohio. A short trip to New York City became the inspiration to create this 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides young students with opportunities and experiences that were once beyond their reach.
Today, founder Deryck Toles’ vision has grown to offer a number of after-school educational programs in different cities that help students prepare for their future such as exposure trips and college visits around the country, college readiness and professional development. Over the years, students and parents have participated in youth sports teams, community events and fundraising for children during the holiday season.
Each year, Inspiring Minds holds a Gala that recognizes students for their achievements and awards scholarships for post-secondary education. Learning the importance of education and positive self-esteem, thousands of local students have been impacted by Inspiring Minds.