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.


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

The Dr. Oz Show to Feature Minds Matter on January 4th

NEW YORK — The Dr. Oz Show will feature a segment about the work of Minds Matter on January 4th, 2019 on various nationally syndicated channels.  The segment will feature how Minds Matter began including testimonials from both current students and a successful alumnus of the program — Eugene Palatulan, M.D. “We are so thrilled that The Dr.…

Minds Matter Co-Founder Recognized by Points of Light Foundation and L’Oreal Paris

POINTS OF LIGHT: First-Generation Graduate Mentors Underserved Youth for College Access and Success L’OREAL PARIS: L’Oréal Paris Announces 2017 Women of Worth Honorees

LOS ANGELES – Minds Matter of Los Angeles Celebrates College Signing Day with Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti

Check out the college signing day celebration for Minds Matter students in Los Angeles with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation. Link to the article is below! Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation kicks off 2018 College and Career Accelerator


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

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