How Can I Help?

You can help your community by donating your time and your money.  In addition to your financial donations, which directly benefit local youth, Rubin for Kids is always looking for volunteers to mentor our college scholars, and assist with volunteer coordination, award committees, fund raising, database and website management, and public education and school liaisons.  To learn more or to volunteer to help with any of the following opportunities please contact us at


Financial Help: We rely completely on your donations to help local children.  Donate now to reward young people in our community that are achieving despite overwhelming obstacles.  We also accept stock donations.  

MentoringEach of our college scholarship recipients is paired with an adult community member to provide mentorship as the student transitions from high school to college.  If you are interested in mentoring one of our students, please let us know. 

 Volunteer your Time: You can donate your time  to help us process our youth awards, set up our fundraiser, and maintain the website, assist with our scholarship ceremony.

Sponsor a Scholarship:  If you really want to make a difference, consider sponsoring one of our 15 annual college scholarships.   Contact us directly if you are interested in helping to fund higher education for local youth. Corporate sponsors and legacy gifts are welcome. 

Attend our Fundraiser:  We host an annual fundraiser to celebrate the accomplishments of the award recipients.  Don’t want to miss it?  Make sure we have your contact information so that we can add you to our guest list. 

Serve on the Board: Board members meet every 8 weeks to make decisions about various issues concerning Rubin for Kids.

Nominate a Child:  If you know of a deserving child who could benefit from a Youth Achievement Award or a College Scholarship, please nominate him / her.  If you know other adults who may want to nominate a child, please encourage them to do so. 


A special thanks to Kristi Anderson and the Community Consulting Clinic at the School of Human Ecology University of Wisconsin Madison for all of their support and efforts in creating this website.