WHY I GOT INVOLVED:
When I was six, my dad became a U.S. citizen and petitioned for my mom and I to join him. We then immigrated to the states from the Philippines soon after his petition was approved. For the first couple of years, we lived with my grandparents and my dad’s younger siblings -- my parents and I stayed in one room. In a couple years, we then bought our first home and moved to a new city. I was very fortunate -- and privileged -- to have had the opportunity to go to good schools, participate in rewarding summer programs and always felt that I had immediate access to resources I needed to succeed.
There are numerous intelligent high school students with so much grit but are faced with socioeconomic challenges outside of their control. They are equally deserving of the advantages that others have at their fingertips. That‘s why I joined Minds Matter as a mentor. I want to contribute whatever I can to help even the playing field, to let these young leaders know that someone cares and that they also have access to the same resources.
Your donation goes a long way to helping each student advance their lives and eventually that of their families through hard work and education. Thank you in advance!
We believe that no student dedicated to earning a college education should be limited by 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.