Minds Matter is a not-for-profit organization that constantly reassesses the needs of our students and adapts our program accordingly. As we continue to grow, we are focusing our collective energy on the following goals: Short-term goals: â¢Develop a long-term growth plan that addresses strategic chapter expansion, student enrollment, program enhancement, and organizational development. â¢Continue to develop an alumni program that extends Minds Matterâs services and reinforces the focus on college diplomas, not acceptance letters. â¢Develop improved metrics that will allow Minds Matter to more effectively evaluate and enhance programs. â¢Ensure that Minds Matter programming maintains its focus on academic excellence, while also expanding it to address the importance of leadership, citizenship and early professional experiences. â¢Review and refresh test preparatory program to better prepare students for undergraduate college entrance. Long-term goals: â¢Create a strong regional presence in order to prepare more college-ready students and impact more lives. â¢Ensure that at least 90% of students who begin Minds Matter receive bachelorâs degrees. â¢Increase Minds Matterâs visibility and name recognition at the national level. â¢Develop a premier alumni network that spans the country and provides current and former Minds Matter students and volunteers with access to valuable connections and resources. â¢Create a Minds Matter National Student Endowment Fund to provide scholarships for outstanding students. â¢Sustain Minds Matterâs organizational vision and cultural values to ensure a consistent experience as long-term growth and chapter expansion plans proceed.
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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.
Students at Minds Matter receive two mentors who meet with them every Saturday in addition to test prep and writing and critical thinking instructors. Each student essentially has their own team of trained volunteer professionals, who support the student throughout their sophomore to senior year of high school. Minds Matter NYC has been in existence for over 20 years and 100% of its low-income, high-achieving students have been admitted to a four year college.
Academic Mentoring, Writing and Critical Thinking, SAT and ACT Instruction, Summer Programs
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):
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Competitive application process
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
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White (Including Middle Eastern):