Celebrating Ten Years of Success
In 2010 I decided to apply for an opportunity that would require me to spend every Saturday being a part of a challenging tutoring and mentoring program. Minds Matter changed my future trajectory over the course of 3 years. I was surrounded by students who shared similar stories as myself and positive mentors that I was able to connect with continuously. They have helped me to dream big and have guided me in the steps to make all my goals attainable. Minds Matter has been more than just a program for me. These are people I have grown up with for 10 years now. This is my family.
This program has provided me with the opportunity to attend summer programs in Costa Rica and Cornell University. I was provided resources and guidance that made attending Howard University a possibility for me and a place I call home. Now that I am back in LA, each Saturday when I go back to the program to serve as a Junior Team Leader, I am filled with joy that these students are getting a chance to experience what I was able to. An opportunity to receive an equitable educational experience where attending college becomes a vivid reality as opposed to a question.
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
Thank you for your generous support!