Watch our back-to-school campaign video, featuring a sea-star volunteer, Sally, to learn more about our goals, then go here to support our big-hearted mission.


Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute (MOI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students, ages 6 to 18, with their writing skills and homework, emphasizing cross-curricular creativity. 




Are you a parent interested in signing your child up for After-School Homework Help? MOI offers drop-in tutoring for students from kindergarten to twelfth grade, from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Please stop by MOI Headquarters to register your student. We ask that students bring their own homework. Snacks and after-homework creative writing prompts will be provided for them.


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Are you interested in volunteering at MOI? We offer five programs, throughout the day, five days a week, over a number of subjects and skill sets, so there's something for everyone. Are you great at improv? Become the Captain! Are you a master at Calculus? See you at After-School Homework Help! Want to share your songwriting talents with Twin Cities Students? Craft a Creative Writing Workshop with us!