As some of you know, between September and May, I spend my Saturdays mentoring with Minds Matter Boston, a non-profit organization that provides mentorship and college prep for highly-motivated students from low-income communities in the Greater Boston area. My mentee, Aseret, is a brilliant student with a passion for helping others. For the past two years, Aseret has served as the student leader of her school's chapter of Student Immigration Movement (SIM), an organization dedicated to the liberation and support of undocumented community members. Aseret also plays soccer and wants to study Astrophysics when she gets to college. Needless to say, her potential is endless.
Through Minds Matter, Aseret receives 2:1 mentoring, professional ACT & Writing instruction, access to college-immersion summer programs, and personalized college advising. We do all of this to ensure that promising students like Aseret gain admission to competitive 4-year colleges and experience success as undergraduate students.
For 15 years, 100% of Minds Matter’s seniors have been admitted to four-year institutions. Impressively, this past spring, all 27 seniors achieved admission to a four-year college or university, and the average senior received $45,000 of first-year financial aid!
This year, we are looking to raise $100,000 through our holiday fundraising drive, running now through January 1st. My personal goal is $500, and I want to assure you that every contribution, however big or small, makes an enormous difference.
If you are donating more than $1000, I encourage you to send a check so our organization can avoid high processing fees. Please make checks payable to Minds Matter of Boston and addressed to Minds Matter of Boston, PO Box 51066, Boston, MA 02205-1066. Thank you in advance for your support! For more information on Minds Matter Boston: www.mindsmatterboston.org. Minds Matter is a registered 501(c)3 organization. All donations are considered tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.