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We Are
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.

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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.

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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 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…

Minds Matter National Announces Appointment of Adaku Nwachukwuto to Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that Adaku joins our prestigious Board with unanimous approval November 15, 2021 New York, NY Minds Matter today voted to approve the addition of Adaku Nwachukwu to its National Board of Directors. Following her appointment, the Board is now comprised of 17 members located in many of the cities we…

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…

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