Minds Matter is Closing the Achievement Gap

Minds Matter aims to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by preparing them for college. Through a comprehensive 3-year program that includes intensive mentoring and academics, they empower young people from families with very little financial means to achieve college readiness and success.

The organization was founded in New York City in 1991 by six Wall Street professionals who understood that the gap in low-income student achievement is not one of intelligence, but resources. Minds Matter has since developed a successful program incorporating tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment experiences that prepare students for bright futures.

The non-profit says that with the tough requirements and hard work required to complete the program, they are encouraging students to raise their expectations, broaden their dreams, and equip themselves with a toolkit for future success. And it is working. Minds Matter currently has a 100% college acceptance rate for students across their 13 chapters around the country. 

Learn more about Minds Matter and volunteer or donate to their programs here.

Katherine Brown

Allegory Media Foundation