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 Wesleyan Engaged 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 Wesleyan Engaged.
Marlins Read is a student-led, one-on-one mentoring program aimed at helping elementary age students reach their literary proficiencies. The program is hosted for an hour a week in the fall and spring semesters. Established at Diamond Springs Elementary School in 2009, the award-winning program is now offered also at Bettie F. Williams, 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. The program is hosted for an hour a week in the fall and spring semesters. Established in 2013 at Newtown Elementary, the program is now also offered at B.F. Williams and Bayside Elementary.
Marlins Te(a)ch is a student-led program where VWU students go into the community to teach cyber-security to community members who are 55 years of age and older. The three-session workshop focuses on educating community members on being more aware of cyber-security dangers that are becoming more prevalent for retirees. The workshop lasts about 45 minutes and is open to any organization, church, retirement community, etc. that may be interested in the program."