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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

Newsletter Summer 2022, Minds Matter Marches into Summer

  Dear Friends, Summer is here and while many of us will be enjoying the cadence that it brings, the Minds Matter family is continuing to hold our pace for success. It’s been a busy few months as our graduating students waited anxiously for those magic words “Congratulations we would like to welcome you to…”…

Letter to Our Stakeholders, Winter 2022

  Dear Minds Matter supporters, As we settle into 2022, we’re thrilled to bring you some exciting news! We just announced the hiring of our new Chief Executive Officer at Minds Matter National, Patrick A. Corvington. Mr. Corvington brings over 20 years of nonprofit and educational experience from esteemed global and national nonprofits like Habitat…

The New York Times Recognizes Minds Matter!

December 13, 2021 New York, NY We are pleased to announce that Minds Matter was mentioned as a nonprofit organization of choice to support in The New York Times’ annual Gift Giving Guide, published on Monday, December 13, 2021. In the piece, columnists Gail Collins and Bret Stephens, whose wife is a past NYC chapter volunteer, remark…


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

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