We are a 501c3 Nonprofit. EIN# 85-2353715

My reasons for founding Ignited Minds nonprofit are two-fold:  to help students with the resulting challenges from the COVID pandemic; and to provide New Mexico students with needed free tutoring irrespective of the current health crisis so they graduate on time within four years.  We are committed to accomplishing this through focused and innovative online tutoring. If you have a passion for supporting publicly educated students, and insuring they get the 1:1 attention they need to make themselves marketable for the workforce and college, please support Ignited Minds. As the Executive Director of Ignited Minds, I hereby promise to you to be a good steward of your precious dollars, making sure it is used appropriately and that your dollar reaches far and wide with our efforts. 

You can donate by sending a check payable to: Ignited Minds, P.O. Box 8824, Santa Fe, NM 87504 and we will receive 100% of your donation. If you donate using our secure credit/debit card processing platform below, approximately 2.5% is withheld by the card processing company.


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Liv Turner, Executive Director

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Why support FREE tutoring for New Mexico students?

Over the course of decades, New Mexico’s public education system has been uniquely challenged for a variety of reasons:

  • limited state economy
  • school funding
  • poverty[i]
  • pockets of cultural isolation
  • internet zones of disparity, and more reasons.   

Several studies indicate that New Mexico’s poverty rates for children ranks amongst the highest in the country, with the lowest graduation rates.[ii] New Mexico public school system is ranked 51st-dead last in the nation.

The major metropolitan hubs like Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, have access to technology and some tutoring services for fee (~$30-45 per hour) rural regions do not have. Academically challenged students are particularly vulnerable with the current mandated online education. With the prevalence of online learning and communication, now is the time to provide innovative approaches, like those offered by Ignited Minds.

What is special about Ignited Minds?

Careful attention is paid to selecting the highest quality volunteer tutors who come from professional backgrounds with graduate level educations. We also partner with schools and teachers to identify academically at-risk students.

Where will my donations be directed?

We have some general recurring operating expenses that must be paid to operate:

  • Insurance:  ~$2,000 annually
  • Recurring Technology Subscriptions
  • Curriculum Design
  • Marketing
  • Outreach
  • Staffing

[i] Keys, A. (2020, August 24). Study anticipates food insecurity rates in New Mexico amid pandemic. Retrieved October 15, 2020, from

[ii] See High School Graduation Rates by State. (n.d.). Retrieved October 15, 2020, from

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