“Start Smart is dedicated and passionate about educating the youth in multiple areas ranging from geography to basic math skills and other topics that are not extensively covered in the classroom. It is also about forming relationships between the college and elementary students to help encourage them to start thinking about higher education. ” 

Syracuse ENACTUS students work with elementary school students at H.W. Smith Elementary School as part of the WIN (What I Need) program. Volunteer members work with groups of students, tutoring and helping them with activities and worksheets planned for that day. The student volunteers often get to join the kids after the sessions during their break period which is a critical time for the volunteers to interact with the kids to form special bonds and encourage them to start thinking about their future in regards to academics, possible careers and other areas of interest.


Jessica Mallinar

Majors: Marketing & Business Management

"One of the best decisions I've made in college has been joining Enactus. It's opened my eyes to a community that exists outside of the bubble we live in at school. There are so many different projects that you can join and being involved in Start Smart has helped me with communication and patience!"




Majors: Advertising & Marketing Management

"Joining Enactus has definitely been a great experience. Through the Start Smart program I've been able to connect with a lot of amazing kids, who are a blast to work with. I'm happy that through Enactus, we have been able to teach so many kids the fundamental financial literacy skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. The opportunity to make a positive impact on their lives is a privlege I cherish."