Collective Souls, Inc., (CSI) was founded by Rhonda Robinson out of the love for her children and the youth in the community. It all started with not having the funds to allow her children to participate in extracurricular activities while seeing the youth in the neighborhood lack adult guidance, unwilling to use their voice or express themselves due to low self-esteem, and barriers they had to face at an early age. With the help of two volunteers, they gathered the youth monthly, to discuss their interests and explore the city. They were able to attend the city's free venues like the local libraries, St. Louis Zoo, and St Louis Science Center to name a few, where education and entertainment took place. Something they like to call “edutain”.
With her passion to encourage and help others, along with the support of family and friends, Collective Souls, Incorporated (CSI) was formed in 2008.
They started their mission to nurture the gifts and talents of the youth but with the changing of times, they found a new mission.
Our Mission is to educate, mentor, and nurture today's youth to help them reach their highest potential in becoming successful in life.
CSI offers enrichment programs designed to work with the whole youth and with specialized programming, CSI intend to equip each child with resources to actively promote personal growth, increase academic excellence and improve community involvement.
Our Vision is to see today's youth become self-sufficient, overcome obstacles and barriers, while using their voice to advocate for their well-being
Did you know according to Mentor.org...
55% of young adults with a mentor are less likely to skip school
Young adults with a mentor are 78% more likely to volunteer regularly