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Bridging academic and emotional gaps in the lives of children

Local communities adopting local schools.

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Serving Children

Local Communities Adopting Local Schools

Bridging academic and emotional gaps in the lives of children.

Minding the Gap comes alongside children to bridge gaps that all too often exist in their academic and emotional formation. We strengthen children in their academic and emotional journey by teaching reading skills, by building self-esteem, and by promoting healthy connections to caring adults. We proactively identify and give a boost to kids before they get left behind.

Zack Nicholson

Zack Nicholson


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We are looking for passionate people with a heart for the next generation. If you want to make a positive difference in the life of a child and change the trajectory of their life, then we want you on our team!

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  • Schools We Serve
    3Schools We Serve
  • Teachers Served
    115Teachers Served
  • Volunteers Mobilized
    107Volunteers Mobilized
  • Children Served
    233Children Served

the achievement gap

Explore Minding the Gap's Work and Impact

We believe that the achievement gap is one of the greatest threats to our children’s future. Our programs work in conjunction with school administration, teachers, and parents.

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I am the principal of Compass Elementary and I can attest to the fact that it has been a wonderful and rewarding experience to work side by side with Zack Nicholson. He has been faithful in his dedication to partner with the staff, students and families of Compass Elementary. He has left an indelible mark on the stakeholders of Compass through his sacrificial service of meeting the needs of our school community. Through his partnership with Caring for Kids, he has worked to get us the resources and support needed to create a great culture and climate.  We are grateful to have him as one of our biggest supporters.  Thank you Zack for continuing to be a positive influence at Compass Elementary.

Erica Hoard, M.S.Ed
Erica Hoard, M.S.Ed, Principal
Compass Elementary Principal

Minding The Gap

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    Make a difference

    In the United States over one million students drop out of high school every year.