Our Volunteers

Who Are Our Mentors?

Minds Matter mentors are young professionals or graduate students (all with Bachelors degrees); many are between the ages of 22 and 35. They are educated, enthusiastic, and—most importantly—passionate about developing a relationship with a bright and motivated student.

We pair each of our students with two mentors with whom the student spends the next three years of his/her Minds Matter career. Mentors meet with their “mentee” in a structured session each Saturday throughout the school year. In addition to helping students apply to top academic summer programs and universities and secure financial aid, mentors also work with mentees on essay-writing skills, basic SAT prep, and other life skills critical to college and career success.

 

Key Benefits Of Becoming A Mentor

Mentors have the opportunity to take part in an exciting, young, and successful organization that is achieving measurable results in its community. Many mentors also rise to assume key leadership positions that directly contribute to the strategic vision of the organization.

On an individual level, each mentor builds and fosters a lasting relationship with his or her mentee—a relationship that forever impacts both parties. Mentors join to enrich the lives of their mentees, but they often note that their own lives have been enriched as well.

Mentors also have access to a strong local network of young professionals across a variety of industries. Minds Matter serves as a wonderful platform for networking.

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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.