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Minds Matter of the Twin Cities - Become a Mentor!

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ORGANIZATION: Minds Matter of the Twin Cities, Inc.

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Minds Matter Class
Photo taken at the year-end picnic. We celebrated our Senior Class and their acceptances to four-year university

To apply, please visit www.mindsmattermn.org!

Who are we?
Minds Matter is a 26 year old not-for-profit organization that helps top performing high school students from low-income backgrounds reach their dreams of getting into college. Our Volunteers

  • Our volunteers are young professionals and graduate students who play a critical role in helping these Minds Matter students achieve their goals. Mentors Time Commitment: 3-4hrs/week, September through May.
  • We pair 2 mentors with each student to work for 2 hours most Saturdays during the school year alongside other mentor/mentee pairs on essays, summer program selection, and school selection
  • Mentors are required to be college graduates, attend at least 75% of Saturday sessions, and undergo a background check
Who do we serve?
Average student GPA is about 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) while the students’ average family income is about $25,000. 90% of students are 1st generation college students. When? Saturday weekly sessions are from 12pm-2pm. They are facilitated by a program director. We also have a lot of fun mentor/mentee outings and volunteer-only get-togethers throughout the year, giving ample opportunity to get to know your mentee as well as other volunteers.

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About Minds Matter of the Twin Cities, Inc.

Location:

900 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success.

Description

Launched in New York City in 1991, Minds Matter is a non-profit organization that was created to mentor high-achieving, low-income high school students who have the potential and ambition to pursue a college education, but who lacked the resources to achieve that dream. Since the founding year, Minds Matter has grown into a national organization with ten chapters across the United States in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; New York City, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Portland, Oregon; and San Francisco, California. Most importantly, the effectiveness of Minds Matter has been affirmed - 100 percent of its students have been accepted into a four-year college. In Fall 2012, we look forward to working with the students of Minnesota as the newest addition - Minds Matter Twin Cities.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

University of Minnesota- Twin CitiesMinneapolis CampusMinneapolis, MN 55455

(44.97416,-93.2342)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Financial Literacy
  • Reading / Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-4hrs/week, Saturdays, September through May. Must attend 85% of sessions
  • College Degree, Background Check, Interview

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