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

Minds Matter to me means community. And community means everything. I’m personally committed to the mantra — "be the person you needed when you were younger". I was the first member of my family to go to University. When I arrived in Seattle, I had no contacts, no friends, and no one who could relate to what I was going through. However, when I recall my early personal ‘wins,’ I realize that there was always a mentor or close friend pushing me and facilitating my engagement among the professional world and my personal development. It just didn’t occur to me, until after graduation, that I couldn’t have navigated those waters alone and been as successful. I have a real purpose each weekend to be that person I needed, for those I care about, for our students, and for myself. 

- Alex Diaz, Volunteer

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

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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