As many of you know, I've been involved with Minds Matter for the past 4 years. I spent the first 3 years working with Yousef, an incredibly bright and dedicated first generation Pakistani-American. I was lucky to attend Yousef's high school graduation last spring and to see him off to college at Tufts University as a first generation college student.
I have now transitioned to our alumni team, helping develop programs to help our students acclimate to their college campuses and learn about internship and career opportunities while in college. While this is a new expansion of the program, the organization continues to focus on its mission.
We believe that no student dedicated to earning a college education should be limited be their socioeconomic status. Minds Matter Boston empowers highly motivated, low-income students to achieve academic excellence and overcome barriers inhibiting opportunities for post-secondary education.
A three-year program beginning with students in the tenth grade of high school, Minds Matter Boston provides wrap-around services including 2:1 mentoring, professional ACT & Writing instruction, access to college-immersion summer programs and personalized college advising, to ensure these promising students gain college admission and experience college success. The length, depth, and variety of the interventions provided sets Minds Matter Boston apart from other college access programs and allows us to achieve unparalleled outcomes. Since its inception in 2003, 100% of Minds Matter Boston’s seniors have been accepted to a four-year college with generous financial aid.