The mission of Education Outreach is to develop awareness of educational inequities, meet the needs of the community, and foster a culture of expanded educational opportunities. Education Outreach serves the community through multiple student-run mentoring programs. These programs allow honors students to work in the local schools and serve as valuable mentors for the students of Tuscaloosa. Through STEM, literacy, and character education programs, the office of Education Outreach has created a connection between the Honors College and the local community that has proven to benefit both the college students and the students of local schools. BRIGHT serves our local preschool population, READ serves in local elementary schools, and DREAM serves various local middle schools. All of these programs have been a driving force in helping students understand both the world of education and their own role in community involvement and support.