SERVICE TO CHILDREN
Our Service to Children program requires each Page Scholar to volunteer for a minimum of 50 hours tutoring and mentoring children in kindergarten through 8th grade. With a focus on literacy, tutoring, and mentoring, Page Scholars encourage children of color to view education as a positive and exciting goal.
As a result, 435,000 service hours have been performed by Page Scholars since 1988. Services performed by Page Scholars impact approximately 7,000 Minnesota children each year and 325 schools and community sites across Minnesota. Many Page Scholars contribute more than the required service hours and even continue volunteering in the community after their post-secondary education is completed.
In 2015, our Service to Children program was recognized by Synergy and Leadership Exchange with a Minnesota Ethical Leadership Award. The Minnesota Ethical Leadership Award recognizes community programs that promote good character and ethical leadership in young people.
In his book, Giving, former President Bill Clinton praised the Page Education Foundation’s organization’s model of service to children as the best example of passing on a gift.