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Mentor a bright first-generation student & help them achieve their college dreams

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Minds Matter of Los Angeles Inc

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Are you craving a 1:1 volunteer experience where you can really make a meaningful impact on someone else's life? If so, volunteer as a mentor with Minds Matter - you'll work directly with a low-income, first-generation high school student from Sophomore thru Senior year. As a mentor, you will be paired up with a co-mentor and a student. Your co-mentor and you will support and guide your mentee throughout high school. The mentoring sessions are on Saturday afternoons. Mentoring sessions are divided into activities to help you build a bond with your mentee and focused time for both mentors to help their mentee navigate the various projects that are part of the program's curriculum, such as applying to summer programs at universities across the country where they can get a taste of college-level courses and life on campus.

Minds Matter is an organization dedicated to preparing motivated and bright students from low-income families to succeed in college. We work with students beginning in their sophomore year of high school all the way through their graduation from high school, both on academics (test prep, writing) and on life skills (time management, financial literacy, leadership). Each student is paired with two mentors. The vast majority of our students will be the first from their families to attend college, and we strive to give them the tools they need to thrive in college and in life.

Sessions are every Saturday during the academic year, from 12:30-2:30pm. We have migrated to Zoom sessions during this pandemic, but we will ultimately return to in person sessions when it is safe for us to do so.

For more information, visit the Minds Matter LA website at http://mindsmatterla.org/ or email us at info@mindsmatterla.org.

For more information, visit the Minds Matter LA website at http://mindsmatterla.org/ o r email us at info@mindsmatterla.org.

To apply, fill out the application at https://tfaforms.com/310839

Mentor Commitment:

* Participate every Saturday during the academic school year from 12pm-2:30pm (approx 25 sessions/year, near Downtown)

* Attend at least 75% of the Saturday sessions

* Check in with your student and your co-mentor on a weekly phone call

Notable Minds Matter LA facts:

10 graduating classes - 150 graduates

100% of program graduates have been accepted to 4 year colleges, including Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, other Ivy League colleges, UC Berkeley, UCLA, among others

Scholarships recipients - 7 Millennium Gates Scholar, 3 Milken Scholars, 2 Posse Scholars, 1 Jack Kent Cooke Scholar

Notable internships - McKinsey Research Center, Mayor's Office (Los Angeles)

Notable job placements - Disney Animation, Teach For America, Barclays

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About Minds Matter of Los Angeles Inc


19360 Rinaldi Street #705, Porter Ranch, CA 91326, US

Mission Statement

Minds Matter transforms the lives of accomplished high school students from low income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success.


Minds Matter accomplishes their mission by providing a rigorous program of tutoring and mentoring, as well as scholarships to leading academic summer programs.

Results differentiate Minds Matter from other organizations. Since the inception of Minds Matter 20 years ago in New York, 100% of our graduates have been accepted to four year colleges or universities.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


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Bishop Mora Salesian HIgh SchoolLos Angeles, CA 90023



  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Financial Literacy
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week
  • College Graduate

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