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Minds Matter Boston

Program Description

Minds Matter Boston is three-year program that supports low-income, high achieving high school students as they reach their goal of attending a four year college with a robust financial aid package. During weekly sessions students receive one-on-one mentoring, professional ACT tutoring, and writing instruction. Additionally, all Minds Matter students attend academic summer programs for two consecutive summers.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 8%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 23%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 30%
  • Other: 9%
  • African American: 30%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 80
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Bucknell University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Dartmouth College
  • MCPHS University
  • Northeastern University
  • Providence College
  • Simmons College
  • Stonehill College
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts-Boston
  • Wellesley College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Williams College

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 99%