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.

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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.

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Minds Matter is

Preparing Students For a Brighter Future

81% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch

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

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70% attended schools in Barron’s Top 3 Categories

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

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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

Event Recap: 2017 Spring Soiree

A Night to Remember Seattle stepped up for education of April 27, 2017 at Minds Matter of Seattle’s 4th Annual Spring Soiree. Our biggest fundraiser of the year reached new heights, with attendance and donations both tripling over the same event in 2016. The Soiree was held on a sunny Thursday evening at the Sole…

Winter 2017 Speaker Series Inspires Students

Minds Matter students have a lot on their plates. The way our students manage demanding academic schedules, extracurricular activities, part-time jobs, being a teenager, summer program/college applications, and sometimes difficult home lives, make me incredibly impressed with their stamina and resilience. In the month of February, Minds Matter Seattle held a speaker series focusing on…

Happy Holidays from Minds Matter

For our last session of the year, Minds Matter Seattle had a very festive day complete with ugly sweaters, sharing holiday traditions, and cookie decorating. The afternoon session kicked-off with three alumni from our first graduating class of 2016, who came to share with current Minds Matter students about their first semester in college. One went to Princeton,…

Students

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

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Volunteers

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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Donations

Minds Matter would not be possible without all of our generous donators helping to continue our organization's mission.

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