We Are
Minds Matter

Minds Matter transforms the lives of accomplished high school students from
low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success.


Students Accepted Into Four-Year Colleges & Universities

Each day, Minds Matter is inspired by the commitment and drive of the students we serve. Our students choose to spend their Saturdays improving their academic abilities and preparing themselves for the future. They are determined and focused, and understand fully the value of higher education to their success.

Our Volunteers

Prepare Students For a Brighter Future

Minds Matter could not exist without the dedication and commitment of over 1,900 volunteers nationwide. Many of our mentors are working professionals who devote their free time to enriching the lives of our deserving students. Our volunteers are a motivational powerhouse, always available to provide a listening ear and an encouraging word to the students they mentor.

What People are Saying

"Mentoring means building trust and having a positive influence
on someone where a void exists today."

− Michael, Minds Matter of the Twin Cities Mentor

"Minds Matter understands that support is something that every student
needs to succeed. We have more than just our mentors: we have a whole team."

− Jaelynne, Minds Matter of the Twin Cities Alumna

"I am so grateful to Minds Matter for introducing me to the summer programs;
without them, I don’t think my summer would have turned out
to be one of the best in my life."

− Jesus, Minds Matter of Seattle Mentee

Ready to get involved?

Minds Matter is nationwide. We currently serve students across 12 chapters: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, the Twin Cities, and Washington, D.C. Our 13th chapter in Detroit will begin serving students in Fall 2016.