WHY? Minds Matter is on a mission to ensure that ability not access, determines college success for low-income high school students. We believe hard work should pay off, and we make sure it does -- 100% of our graduates get into four-year colleges with scholarships.
WHAT? We help busy professionals visibly reshape the future by mentoring the best and the brightest high school students in Colorado.
And we’re 100% successful:
- 100% of 10th and 11th mentees attend a summer college experience
- 100% of graduates complete three years of college prep programming
- 100% of graduates win scholarships
- 100% of graduates earn acceptance to a four-year college or university -- including automatic admission to University of Colorado - Denver, Metropolitan State University, and Colorado State University (with conversations underway with Mines and CC)!
WHAT’S NEXT? Our vision is that by 2027: All Our Kids in Colorado Earn College Choice. Every eligible student in the state — corner-to-corner across Colorado — will have access to Minds Matter. And since we’re 98% volunteer-led and provide $17:1 social return on investment, we think it’s one of the highest-leverage, most impactful ways to change the future and improve Colorado’s long-term economic prospects.