As first year mentors in Minds Matter Boston, myself and Chris Staten, have been paired up with Farah, a 15 year old high school sophomore from Cambridge, MA. The goal of our “triad” is to ultimately help Farah get accepted to a college that best fits his interests. Farah is a very bright, witty, hard-working kid with a strong desire to succeed. His ultimate goal is to attend a 4-year university to study computer science /software engineering. Some of Farah’s other interests are soccer, basketball, and track and field.
Minds Matter offers amazing benefits to its highly motivated students, including specialized high school summer programs at top universities and boarding schools – but we need your help! As a nonprofit organization, every dollar donated matters as it goes directly to the students! Please consider donating to this incredible organization.
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.
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