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

Introducing the 2016-2017 Minds Matter Seattle Roster!

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…

A Day at the Fair… the College Fair That Is!

On October 21st, 2016, Minds Matter Seattle students from all classes (Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors), along with their mentors, walked across downtown for a field trip to the Seattle National College Fair, hosted by NACAC. This event showcases 150+ colleges and universities from around the country (and even a few international ones), giving students the chance…

New blog coming soon.

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

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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