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Our Mission

Volunteers in Education engages the community in the education of its students, supporting their growth and preparing them for productive citizenship.

A Brief History of Volunteers In Education


     VinE was founded in 2007 by H. Arthur Dale, who collaborated with school and community leaders in northeastern Minnesota to develop VinE's free tutoring program. VinE's vision of connecting community members to their local public schools by providing student academic support has driven the free tutoring program ever since. Since 2007, hundreds of volunteer tutors have shared their time, knowledge, and expertise with thousands of students, helping improve student success.


    VinE tutors support students in the St. Louis County Schools, Mountain Iron-Buhl Public Schools, and the Rock Ridge Public Schools. During the 2023-2024 school year, VinE volunteers supported over 500 students.

     VinE continues to grow with the community's financial support. Its major funders are The United Way of NE MN and The Northland Foundation. Significant support comes from private donations and other local foundations.

Meet the Team

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