HIP Kids!

The Hidden Inspirations Project (HIP) helps to establish social networks and family support systems through a program that merges music (universal language), science (brain and body functions), medical presentations (health awareness) and social sensitivity (to accept and respect differences in others). HIP Kids, Youth & Young Adults conducts bi-monthly meetings  and all are welcome to join! Participation in HIP support meetings & community projects obtain service hours for needed for graduate requirements.  

For more information or to schedule a presentation for your group or school, contact us at mindexpansioncommunityservices@gmail.com.


Social Ambassador Scholarship (Funds Exhausted)

MECS believes that differently-abled students should be able to reach their full potential through education. That’s why we offer the Social Ambassador Scholarship program, a $5,000 award established in 2009 with funding from The Stafford Foundation (TSF)-$25K. From 2010 to 2014, scholarships are given to students that have managed medical challenges which prevented them from obtaining the highest possible GPA, and have contributed to the HIP Kids Project. In 2011, we gave scholarships to a male student with chronic asthma and allergies at Bowie State and to a female student with Crohn's Disease at Winston Salem State University.

In 2012, at the high school senior awards program, HIP President Trenton Gilstrap presented two scholarships to Gwynn Park High School seniors. One student manages Atrial Septal Disorder (a congenital heart disorder) and another student manages Crohn's Disease.  

Our Goals is raise $2,500 for 2019 scholarship awards.


MECS  P. O. Box 801, Brandywine, Maryland | (240) 681-9060