About Our 2018 Holiday Giving Campaign

By Katherine Voo | December 15, 2018

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,…

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2018 Summer Program Highlights

By Katherine Voo | November 27, 2018

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

By Liz Stone | October 12, 2018

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

By Liz Stone | December 12, 2017

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…


Donor Highlight: Nielson Donates 10 Laptops to MMSEA

By Liz Stone | November 18, 2017

Each fall, we welcome new students to the Minds Matter Seattle Chapter (MMSEA) with open arms. Like other chapters, ours is built on the support of mentees, volunteers, and the greater Seattle community. Although the faces in our group evolve each school year, one thing about our community remains the same – the desire to…

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Event Recap: 2017 Spring Soiree

By Liz Stone | May 22, 2017

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

By Liz Stone | February 27, 2017

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

By Liz Stone | December 29, 2016

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,…


Introducing the 2016-2017 Minds Matter Seattle Roster!

By Liz Stone | November 16, 2016

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!

By Liz Stone | October 30, 2016

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…