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
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…
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,…
We are so excited to introduce the 2016-2017 Minds Matter Seattle roster. This September, we welcomed an incoming Sophomore class, advancing the classes before them to Juniors and Seniors. Every Saturday from September 2016 to June 2017, these students will gather to participate in a rigorous volunteer-led tutoring and mentoring program from 10am-2pm. Including travel…