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 on the causes they most admire for readers to consider for their year-end charitable giving. This list included Minds Matter.

Across the nation, nearly a thousand students dedicate their Saturdays to transforming their lives toward college attainment. The Times mentioned how the columnists have been impressed by the students’ commitment to our program. They wrote:

The dedication of the students is humbling: They give up nearly every Saturday during the school year for three years to get through the program, and their success rate is commensurately high.

This was an extraordinary honor for us to be mentioned in one of our nation’s newspapers of record and we are so excited to celebrate this auspicious occasion with you. “We are also thrilled and humbled to be included in this list of organizations doing exceptional work,” noted Minds Matter NYC Executive Director Erika Halstead.

More About 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.

Through a highly selective and rigorous 3-year academic mentoring program, Minds Matter students accomplish the extraordinary: 100% of Minds Matter program graduates are accepted into a four-year college and more than 70% of them attend the nation’s selective colleges. Powered by nearly 2,500 volunteers nationwide, Minds Matter chapters are located in 14 cities across the country.

For more information about Minds Matter, please contact