I need your help! During this holiday season, an organization that I am truly passionate about, Minds Matter Boston, is conducting a Holiday Drive.
Minds Matter Boston is a non-profit organization providing mentoring and college prep resources to highly-motivated, low-income high school students in the Greater Boston area. Our students come from households with an average income of $27,000, maintain a 3.75 GPA, but often do not receive the resources in school or at home to make college success a reality.
Every Saturday throughout the school year I spend my time connecting and growing with my mentee, Anna, and my co-mentor, Uche (that’s us in the picture)! Uche and I are thrilled to be coaching Anna on her way to a 4-year degree and instilling various real-world skills like resume writing, networking, essay writing, and even organization (we are now avid Google Drive users). Anna is passionate about art and works after school in a local studio as a painting apprentice, but she also is fascinated with chemistry. She has such diverse interests and we hope to ensure she can explore every avenue that presents itself!
To contextualize what a gift from you means, I’ve included how gift amounts further our mission:
· $25 covers food during our sessions for one student for a full year
· $50 covers one student’s college application fee
· $100 provides transportation for one student to and from our sessions for the year
· $300 funds ACT tutoring for one student for the entire year
· $1,000 covers the cost of a new laptop for one graduating senior
· $2,500 sponsors a student for one year in the program
Please consider giving to Minds Matter during this holiday season, your donation would mean the world to me, my mentee, and the whole Minds Matter organization!
With much love,
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.