We Are
Minds Matter Seattle

Minds Matter transforms the lives of accomplished
high school students from low-income families by
broadening their dreams and preparing them
for college success.


Students Accepted Into Four-Year Colleges & Universities

We aim to equip underprivileged high school students with the tools to gain acceptance to top-tier academic summer programs and to four-year universities. We believe no student dedicated to earning a college education should be limited by his or her socioeconomic status.


Minds Matter is

Preparing Students For a Brighter Future

81% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch


90% graduate college within four years (compared to 59% of other high-achieving, low-income students)


70% attended schools in Barron’s Top 3 Categories


94% of Alumni attribute Minds Matter to their college access and academic success


What People Are Saying

Mentoring means building trust and having a positive influence on someone where a void exists today.

- Michael, Minds Matter of the Twin Cities Mentor

Minds Matter understands that support is something that every student needs to succeed. We have more than just our mentors: we have a whole team.

- Jaelynne, Minds Matter of the Twin Cities Alumna

I am so grateful to Minds Matter for introducing me to the summer programs; without them, I don’t think my summer would have turned out to be one of the best in my life.

- Jesus, Minds Matter of Seattle Mentee

New blog coming soon.

We’ll be launching our new Minds Matter Seattle blog soon, featuring current students, alumni, volunteers, and our programs.

Minds Matter Students Receive Exciting News about Early Successes  

New York – NY – April 7, 2016 — Minds Matter students in chapters across the country have already received exciting news about scholarships and acceptances to competitive colleges and universities. Minds Matter students have received acceptance into some of our nation’s Most Competitive schools, as rated by Barron’s, including seven of eight Ivy League…

Minds Matter Seattle to Graduate its First Class of Seniors

New York, NY – April 6, 2016 – This June, Minds Matter Seattle will graduate its first class of students, many of whom have already received acceptance letters to prestigious universities. One student has been accepted to Princeton University, securing a loan-free financial aid package. Other students have been accepted to New York University, UCLA,…


Our mentors work with their students through a three-year program from sophomore to senior year to prepare for college.

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Many volunteers meet with students for 3 hours on a weekly basis. This year, volunteers will donate over 8,000 hours of their time to MMS.

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