The Legacy of Love + Leadership

MOtivate our minds

educating children and families to grow and flourish.


During the summer of 1987, Mary Dollison and Raushanah Shabazz wanted to educate and empower neighborhood children. The two mothers offered their first six-week summer program in Mrs. Dollison’s living room during Muncie’s summer break. At the end of the six weeks, the students begged for the program to continue. The students were hungry for knowledge, and they wanted more.

Today, Motivate Our Minds’ legacy continues by offering thriving educational programs on a thriving campus.

We continue to provide year-round academic achievement and enrichment programs focused on empowering the next generation of educators, innovators, and leaders. Our previous Executive Director Monique Armstrong points out that by “investing in children every day, we are investing in our future…Someone else is going to have to come behind us, and we reach behind every day so that we can move forward, as a community, together. Children are the future, but the future is not tomorrow, the future is today.”


“We must actively work today for tomorrow.”

–Monique Armstrong, Previous Executive Director


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We serve students in grades K-8. Our academic year begins in September. The enrollment fee is $25. Tuition is $10/week with reduced rates available for qualifying participants. Scholarships and financial assistance are available.