I have been involved with Minds Matter for the past 4 years, primarily as a mentor to an amazing student Erika and secondarily as the Director of Alumni on the Associate Board.
Erika graduated high school in June and has been thriving in her first semester at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she is studying to be a nurse! Our time this year was filled with college essay-writing, campus visits, and prepping for college life. We miss not having Saturday AM sessions at MIT anymore but are still able to keep in touch!
As a director on the Associate Board in the past couple years, I have also been directly involved in Minds Matter operations. I can say with confidence that MM is a lean organization and every dollar goes a long way towards our goal of helping our ~100 students get to college and succeed once there.
To my friends and family, thank you for supporting me and this incredible organization year after year with your generosity! Happy holidays!
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.