When Erik Kimel launched Peer2Peer Tutors, at the age of 16, his idea was simple: students can help other students succeed academically, the Huffington Post reports.

“We have a huge achievement gap in this country,” Kimel said. “If you’re born into a certain zip code, no matter how bad you mess up, you can go to college, because you’ve got money.”

Kimel runs what he calls a for-profit business with a social mission. Peer2Peer hires high school tutors from local communities to teach students within the same community. Often, the two students go to the same school…

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