“Minds Matter has made me more confident with myself, strengthened my leadership skills, and enabled me to dream big. I’ve had experiences that I would have never even imagined, such as traveling across the nation to prestigious summer programs where I was immersed in a diverse environment. Now, I’m a more assertive young lady ready to take on every personal and academic challenge with a determined and positive attitude. Minds Matter helped me realize that neither your economic nor your social circumstances define your future; however, your willingness to achieve and a strong support system do.”

Melisa, Class of 2016 Alumna, Now attending Harvard University