During the fall of 2015, United Way of Rhode Island’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) embarked on a new initiative called Young Minds in Motion. The four-week program placed professional women in local libraries to share fun, hands-on projects and science experiments with children ages eight to twelve.
Volunteers from the Women’s Leadership Council ran the sessions each week, with materials from the 4-H Cooperative Extension Program at the University of Rhode Island.
This winter, WLC expands the volunteer initiative to three communities: Central Falls, Wanskuck in Providence, and Woonsocket. The program will expand again to additional libraries in Rhode Island in the spring.
Interested in volunteering? Programs run on Friday afternoons from 4-6 pm or on Saturday mornings from 10 am-12 noon. Each site has an activity leader, who volunteers will assist.
For more information, please contact Natalia Lima, Manager of United Way of Rhode Island’s Women’s Leadership Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.