If you know me, you know I am a very passionate person.
Every Saturday, I mentor with the purpose of guiding my mentee on her journey to success. Pia, my co-mentor, and I are so invested in our amazing mentee, Mauriza, a junior in high school. Over the past year and a half, we have helped her build a number of skills, including confidence, networking, time management, organization, and goal-setting. We work with her on resumes, summer program applications, and we're so excited to start working on college applications very soon! I feel lucky to call Mauriza and Pia my MMB family.
My passion for Minds Matter does not stop on Saturdays. I also serve as the Co-Chair of the Identity, Diversity, Equity, Advocates (IDEA) Taskforce. Along with my Co-Chair and committee, we help to empower our students by ensuring they have an inclusive and well-rounded curriculum that highlights conversations on identity, race, and culture. In addition, I have helped to recruit more mentors of color so that the students can see themselves through their own mentors' journey and success.
Please consider donating to our Holiday Drive so that we can continue to support more young people as they pursue their dream of college.
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.