TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH EDUCATION
Minds Matter transforms the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for success in college and beyond.
100% OF OUR GRADUATES HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED TO 4-YEAR UNIVERSITIES
We are inspired by the commitment and drive of the students we serve. Minds Matter of Los Angeles cultivates the talents of accomplished high school students from low-income families to prepare them for college success and beyond. They participate in a rigorous, three-year program which includes tutoring, mentoring and leadership development. Our volunteers are a motivational powerhouse, providing guidance and encouragement to the students they mentor.
Many of our students also earned special distinctions including:
Seven are Gates Millennium Scholars.
One is a recipient of the Berkeley Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship.
One is a Questbridge Scholar.
One is a Posse Foundation Scholar.
Eight are All Ways Up Foundation Scholars.
We tutor students in math, writing and critical thinking, and prepare them for college coursework.
We provide a straightforward approach to improving standardized test scores.
Each student is assigned two inspiring individuals who serve as mentors throughout the program.
We develop students’ leadership skills that they will use in college and beyond.
Students experience college life in academic summer programs at leading universities.
We guide students through college applications and financial aid processes.