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Minds Matter

Minds Matter connects driven and determined students from low-income families with the people, preparation and possibilities to succeed in college, create their future, and change the world.


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.


Minds Matter’s Impact

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

Latest News

World Series of Poker Finalist Pledges Support for Minds Matter

Minds Matter National congratulates Gershon Distenfeld on qualifying for the final round of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) to take place later this month. Mr. Distenfeld, a long-time supporter of Minds Matter and its commitment to advancing educational equity, has pledged to donate 100% of his tournament winnings to charity. “Congratulations, Gershon, and best…

Minds Matter Continues its Unprecedented Success with a New Mission Statement

Core of 100% successful program stays the same with new clarity and refinement of purpose November 30, 2020 New York, NY Since its inception in 1991, Minds Matter has been dedicated to transforming the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success. The results…

May 2019 Newsletter

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   Celebration Coast to Coast!  Spring brings college acceptance letters, volunteer recruitment season and celebratory fundraisers that support our work! Graduation is right around the corner and we’re so excited to send nearly 300 scholars off to over 100 different colleges across the nation. Congratulations Minds Matter Class of 2019! Minds Matter Los Angeles Attends College Signing Day! Last…


Our mentors work with their students through a three-year program from sophomore to senior year to prepare for college.

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