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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

Letter to Our Stakeholders, Fall 2021

  Dear Minds Matter Stakeholders: Hope this letter finds you enjoying a fun and relaxing summer.   Ours was quite productive and exciting — full of new initiatives, summer programming, and preparation for our 2021 graduates (and even some 2020 graduates) anxiously readying for that first step on their new college campuses!   Thanks for…

Minds Matter is seeking a Chief Executive Officer

In this role, the CEO will advance the organization’s achievement of exceptional outcomes by inspiring Chapter collaboration while empowering staff and volunteers alike. This leader will need to be operationally-oriented and be willing to both manage the daily responsibilities that keep the organization running while also being a key voice in setting and executing upon…

Letter to Our Stakeholders, Spring 2021

  Dear Stakeholders: As first quarter of 2021 closes, this time of year is both exhilarating and nerve-wracking here at Minds Matter. Right now, our high school seniors across the country await in hopeful anticipation for those final college decisions. It’s a three-year journey on which we have walked with them. In the meantime, let’s…


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

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