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EGCC grads encouraged to be their best, dream

OFFERING ENCOURAGEMENT – Deryck Toles offered advice and encouragement as keynote speaker at Eastern Gateway Community College’s 48th commencement program Saturday at Franciscan University’s Finnegan Fieldhouse.  Since retiring from professional football, Deryck Toles has encouraged hundreds of disadvantaged youth to overcome … Continue reading

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Warren Schools’ Hall of Fame celebration marks 25 years

WARREN (Tribune Chronicle) — Seven distinguished alumni and two distinguished faculty inductees joined more than 225 members of the Warren High Schools’ Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Saturday. This year, which was the 25th anniversary, was marked by the annual … Continue reading

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Mayor, superintendent give reasons to cheer Warren

Mayor Doug Franklin took the members of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber on a virtual tour of the city during his remarks at the annual Good Morning Warren breakfast. From the new restaurant, coffee shop and craft brewery downtown, to a … Continue reading

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Inspiring Minds looks toward its future at gala

LIBERTY — The nonprofit organization Inspiring Minds encouraged people to donate to the program’s future at its 11th annual gala Saturday. Founded by Deryck Toles, 36, of Warren, Inspiring Minds provides after-school and summer programs, college tours, and educational, athletic, … Continue reading

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Inspiring Minds Sets Fundraising Gala for April 22

WARREN — Inspiring Minds is planning its 11th annual fundraising gala 4 to 7 p.m. April 22 at the Metroplex Expo Center in Liberty. It will bring together students, families, alumni, businesses, supporters and the community to celebrate the organization’s … Continue reading

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Deryck Toles on WFMJ – 21 News

Deryck Toles, IM Founder & CEO talks IM history, present day and the future with WFMJ’s Mike Case. “Take me back 11 years ago… What was your vision? What did you want to do? What were you trying to do? … Continue reading

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Inspiring Minds Youngstown hosts cocktail party fundraiser to continue enrichment programs

Simon Arias, who grew up in the city and now is board president of the Inspiring Minds chapter of Youngstown, said the organization is a godsend for the city and himself. “It’s not what I’ve been able to do for … Continue reading

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Marvin’s Story by Consumer Reports

IM Alumni, Marvin Logan Jr., was featured in an inspiring Consumer Reports video about the reality of student loan debt. IM Founder, Deryck Toles, also appears in the video. Learn more about Consumer Reports’ Student Loan Debt stories here.

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Country acts set to play at Inspiring Minds concert Thursday

A Howland native is coming home to help raise money for Inspiring Minds. Karli Whetstone, a 2002 Howland High School graduate now living in Nashville, will join Chris Higbee for a concert Thursday at SLOAS Airfield with proceeds benefiting the … Continue reading

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Alumni Inspire at 10th Annual Gala

(Warren, Ohio) On Saturday, April 9, 2016, Inspiring Minds alumni lead the charge in celebrating 10 years of impact at the organization’s 10th Annual Gala in Warren, Ohio. The 10th Annual Gala was the platform for the announcement and presentation … Continue reading

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