Our Program


Minds Matter is a three year program that begins in a student’s sophomore year of high school (after a rigorous recommendation, application, and selection process as freshmen). Minds Matter offers its students a combination of individualized mentor support, group instruction & college summer programs to provide students with the resources, information and guidance they need to gain admission to, enroll in and graduate from four-year colleges with scholarships. Minds Matter students join our program as sophomores in high school and receive the following during our weekly Saturday sessions:

  • Individualized Mentor Support: focused support from two dedicated mentors most Saturdays throughout the academic year. Mentors and students build strong relationships and work together to help achieve the student's academic and personal goals through the college selection, admittance, and financial aid processes.
  • Group Academic Instruction: in-class instruction focused on intensive writing, critical-thinking, and SAT prep from teachers.
  • Summer Enrichment Programs: opportunity to attend two rigorous summer academic programs at top-tier institutions to explore their educational interests, at no cost to students or their families. Students experience college life, take classes, and explore new cities. Some students even travel abroad, encountering different languages and cultures. All Minds Matter students return from their summer programs with the understanding that they belong at college, which only motivates them further to achieve that dream.

Key Facts & Figures

  • We serve students in grades 10 through 12.
  • We boast a 2:1 Mentor-to-Student ratio.
  • Our program runs from October through May of each school year.


100% Of Graduating Seniors Attending 4-Year Undergraduate Institutions


92% Of Minds Matter Student Alumni Have Graduated From A Four Year University


Join Us Today

Our mission is to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success.