Celebrating Ten Years of Success
Minds Matter LA is celebrating our 10th year of helping low-income students achieve their dream of a college education. We can't do it without your generous support.
As a class of 2019 student said, “Minds Matter has opened doors that would have otherwise been closed. Through coursework and summer programs, I will enter college this fall, knowing I am prepared to take on any challenge. Minds Matter has given me a family: my peers, mentors, and all of the Minds Matter volunteers. Collectively, we are an unstoppable group of people dedicated to tackling the educational barriers that low-income, minority students face. Thank you, Minds Matter, for allowing me to be a part of this incredible family.”
Please give today. Your donation will help dreams come true. It goes twice as far with a matching grant from the All Ways Up Foundation.
Help our students to Aspire, Achieve, and Attain
Minds Matter is a rigorous three-year tutoring and mentoring program preparing students for college success. We provide opportunities to attend academic summer programs where students take college-level classes and experience college life. Dedicated instructors and mentors work with our students to achieve academic success and guide them on choosing the right college and helping to navigate the financial aid and scholarship application process. Getting students into college is just the beginning. We continue to support our graduates through college and into their professional careers.
Our success is in the numbers
100% of our graduates are accepted into a four-year college with scholarships
94% graduate from college within four years
76% of our graduates are at top tier colleges or universities
$1M in financial aid and scholarships earned by the Class of 2019
How Your Gift Helps
As we enter our next decade of success, we ask you to invest in our students' future with a generous donation.
Our vision is to double the number of students we serve within 5 years. You can help make this happen.
$25 covers the monthly cost of a student’s lunch
$50 pays for summer program application fees
$100 pays for SAT preparation textbooks
$250 pays for a student’s summer program stipend
$1,000 pays for airfare and transportation to a summer program
$3,000 pays the cost of a student’s academic summer program
$5,000 pays all the annual program costs for a Minds Matter student
What it Means in a Student's Words
"It is hard to put into simple and concise words the meaning Minds Matter has given to my life, and the impact it has had on my dreams and aspirations. It has taught me the importance of understanding, teamwork, and leadership. Above all, through the affection of my mentors, the patience of my instructors, and support of every member of the Minds Matter family, I have gained hope in a better future; a future founded on the belief of the power of education, the strength of perseverance, and appreciation of diversity. I entered my first session to a room filled with strangers and will leave my last session, knowing that I have a second family in Minds Matter. I love the capability Minds Matter has given me to take opportunities, encourage the heart, and the power to say "no" (something I was never able to do)."
Thank you for your generous support!