Since 1997, this program has provided homework assistance and mentors for up to 20 neighborhood children weekly. It is a student-led service supervised by the Community Service Director. The program is held at Heritage United Methodist Church in the neighborhood adjacent to campus. It was founded by the University's Circle K International Club and is now maintained by volunteers through the Office of Community Service.
Marlins Read is a student-led, one-on-one mentoring program aimed at helping elementary age students reach their literary proficiencies. Established at Diamond Springs Elementary School in 2009, the award-winning program is now offered also at Newtown, Shelton Park and Bayside Elementary Schools.
Marlins Count is a student-led, one-on-one mentoring program aimed at helping elementary age students reach their math literacy proficiencies. Established in 2013 at Newtown Elementary, the program is now also offered at B.F. Williams and Bayside Elementary.
Global Marlins builds the skills and confidence of English Language Learners through one-on-one tutoring and caring connections. The program was established in 2012 at Newtown Elementary School.
Future Marlins aims to positively impact the academic development of middle school students by first developing in them intellectual curiosity, a healthy self-image, confidence and character through regular, structured weekly gatherings that establish trustworthy relationships.