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

2018 Summer Program Highlights

Each summer, Minds Matter sends rising Juniors and Seniors to our version of summer camp: Summer Programs. Summer programs give students exposure to university life both domestically and internationally. This past summer, our students attended programs in a variety of places: Durham, North Carolina, Chicago, Illinois, and Sydney, Australia, to name a few. Lily Luu,…

Introducing the 2018-2019 Minds Matter Seattle Roster

Minds Matter is excited to introduce the 2018-2019 Minds Matter Seattle roster. This September, we welcomed an incoming Sophomore class and advanced the classes before them to Juniors and Seniors. Students gather to participate in a rigorous volunteer-led tutoring and mentoring program from 10am-2pm, every Saturday starting in September 2018 and concluding June 2018. Throughout…

MMSEA Alumni Spotlight: Thanh Nguyen

Since graduating from MMSEA’s inaugural class of 2016, Thanh Nguyen has remained an active member of the alumni community. We recently caught up with Thanh to learn more about her experience as a sophomore at Princeton, where she plans to major in Computer Science with a certificate in cognitive science. Where are you from and…

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

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