As many of you know, this last year represented the culmination of the Minds Matter program for my mentee, Gaby. Over the past 3 years, Gaby has dedicated approximately 300 out-of-school hours to accelerate her academics and become a competitive college applicant. It has been amazing to see her growth and development. After spending a summer at Stanford, my mentee returned with a newfound drive to pursue higher education and a love for Biology. This fall she started her first semester at Bowdoin as a pre-med major and John (her other mentor) and I could not be more proud.
My personal goal for this year’s fundraiser is to raise $1,500 to help another student like Gaby get into the school of his/her dreams.
MINDS MATTER wrote:
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.