MAKING THE DREAM OF COLLEGE A REALITY

ARE YOU A HIGH-ACHIEVING STUDENT FROM A LOW-INCOME FAMILY WHO DREAMS OF ATTENDING COLLEGE? WE CAN HELP YOU GET THERE.

OUR STUDENTS ARE…

HIGH-ACHIEVING

Our typical student has an average incoming GPA of 3.8 (on a 4.0 point scale) with an unrelenting curiosity to learn. Our students display maturity, strong work ethic and a commitment to succeed.

DIVERSE

Students come from high schools across Los Angeles. They represent a diverse cross-section of the many cultures within Southern California. Most are first-generation students from homes where English is a second language. All want to become future leaders within our community.

DEDICATED

Our students make a three-year commitment to the program, attending a five-hour session every Saturday during the school year to improve their academic abilities and prepare themselves for college success.

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CHALLENGED

The average family income of our students is $23,664, with nearly half living below the federal poverty line. Our students are typically the first in their family to attend college. They are determined, fully understand the value of higher education, and know that college is their path to success.

“Harvard pushed me closer to seeing who I am and what I’m made of. The classes were hard as expected. I came to learn that college professors are not high school teachers. I was determined not to lose sight of what I was going for. I was going to do my very best, but experience the fun and actual life of college.”

Andy, attended the Harvard University Secondary School Summer Program

A recent survey of our alumni found that Minds Matter of Los Angeles served a critical and important role in the success of their college application and financial aid processes. They also felt it made a substantial difference in their preparation for success while at college.

“I am eternally grateful for this once in a lifetime opportunity because there would have been no other way that I could have ever had this chance to go to OxfordUniversity at age 17.”

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My Summer at Oxford University in England

“My greatest challenge during my summer program was trying to manage my major homework, my minor homework, and my regular school homework. I also had to balance time to participate in the Oxford activities, explore Oxford, hang out with friends, attend class meetings or events, and eat. I overcame all of these things by…

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Many times I’ve heard, “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”

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Finding Joy

Many times, I’ve heard “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” But I never really considered or took the time to understand the meaning of the cliché, but very true quote, until…

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“I am the first in my family to attend a university and pursue a degree. I did not know how to make it happen, but Minds Matter was there to guide me.”

Rosana, Class of 2014
Now attending University of California, Merced

Are you ready for the challenge?

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Minds Matter of Los Angeles, Inc.
19360 Rinaldi St., #705
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
info@mindsmatterla.org

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