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
As Minds Matter enters its fifth year in Seattle, we are scaling the impact of our organization by enrolling more students year-over-year, and expanding the opportunities available to them and support they receive. Our mission continues to be to prepare underprivileged, local high school students for college success and broaden their dreams. Throughout the history of our program,…
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,…
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…