Mentoring Minds Employees Help Donate Company Profits

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Educational publisher gives to employee-nominated local non-profit organizations.

Mentoring Minds, a leading provider of K-12 educational resources, supports the local community through active volunteerism and charitable support for non-profit organizations that are nominated and selected by employees. Through their program called MindSHARE, which is a part of the company’s profit sharing program, they solicit employee nominations for grants to charitable organizations each year. Many Mentoring Minds employees are active volunteers in the community, making the company’s decision to support specific charities more personal.

In 2012, MindSHARE donated $15,000 to five non-profit organizations in the Tyler community. Previous recipients include Meals on Wheels, Inc., The First Tee of Greater Tyler, and Refuge of Light. Today, the Salvation Army Youth Outreach Program and Christian Women’s Job Corps also received MindSHARE grants totaling $7,500.

The Salvation Army Youth Outreach Program received $4,500 to continue their work helping at-risk youth achieve their potential. Mentoring Minds employees, Marian Rainwater and Judy Pope, nominated this organization for MindSHARE. They said, “We became interested in the Youth Outreach Program of the Salvation Army because it provides opportunities for students to achieve through after-school tutoring, mentoring, sports, fine arts, summer programs, etc. The activities are designed to promote healthy mental, emotional, and physical development.” A former co-worker, Dr. Henrietta Grooms, is currently active in the program.

Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC) also received $3,000 to continue providing free educational programs to women in the Tyler community to equip them with job skills including computer training, business communication, and career assessment. Mentoring Minds employee Mila Hightower, an active volunteer for five years, nominated CWJC for MindSHARE. She stated, “CWJC works with women in the community who truly have a desire to help themselves and gain the essential skills necessary to grow professionally and personally. CWJC builds better families and provides women with more opportunities.”


Mentoring Minds is a national educational publisher serving students, educators, and administrators for ten years with quality materials that encourage children to think critically inside and outside the classroom. Mentoring Minds was recently named one of the best places to work in Texas. For more information about Mentoring Minds, visit

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