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Be a Writing and Critical Thinking Adviser with Minds Matter NYC!

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ORGANIZATION: Minds Matter of NYC, Inc.

  • 4 people are interested

For over 30 years, Minds Matter NYC has connected driven and determined students from low-income families with the people, preparation, and possibilities to succeed in college create their future and change the world.

Each year, Minds Matter places bright and motivated students together with college graduates, who are committed to developing strong relationships with students and guiding them toward their academic pursuits. Minds Matter pairs writing instructors with small groups of students to work for one hour every Saturday. The program focuses on helping students prepare for college by improving their writing skills and providing them with guidance in applying to college.


  • Writing & Critical Thinking Advisers help students develop their writing voice, make an argument using supporting evidence and learn to be critical readers.
  • Advisers lead small groups each week in a structured curriculum. The curriculum focuses on the writing and revision process, constructive feedback, and coaching students on grammar usage and critical reading.
  • With your help, Minds Matter students develop stronger personal narratives for college applications and enter their first year ready to write.
  • Make a difference in the life of a student. Help them unleash their full potential.
  • Gain new friends, enrich your community, and join a network of service-minded peers.
  • Grow as a leader and sharpen your communication skills.
  • Burnish your resume with volunteer service experience.
  • Experienced in helping others write, edit and revise
  • Graduate of a four-year college or university
  • Team-oriented, responsive, active listener who can serve as a role model for young people
  • Must uphold Minds Matter NYC’s values of community, commitment, and growth
  • Able to pass a background check
  • Able to commit to one academic year
  • Available on Saturdays
Sessions take place on high school campuses in Manhattan. Program locations are organized by program year
  • Sophomores: Harlem
  • Juniors: Upper West Side or Chinatown
  • Seniors: Chelsea
  • 5hours of orientation and training
In Session
  • Each academic year contains 23 sessions from October to May. Sessions are on Saturdays and last one hour. There are no sessions over major holidays or school breaks.
  • Volunteers are required to attend 80% of the sessions.

Please fill out our application by JUNE 15
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Instructors will need to complete an application and participate in an interview process, which includes a background check clearance.

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About Minds Matter of NYC, Inc.


1120 Avenue of the Americas, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, US

Mission Statement

Minds Matter of NYC is a college access and success non-profit whose mission is to connect driven and determined students from low-income families with the people, preparation, and possibilities to succeed in college create their future and change the world. Volunteer with Minds Matter NYC and help low-income students achieve their college dreams.


Since 1991, Minds Matter has helped thousands of underserved students reach their potential in high school, college, and beyond. Providing students with a Community of Opportunity(tm) is the heart of Minds Matter’s vision for change. More than 600 volunteers give their time to Minds Matter every week as mentors, writing advisors, program leaders, and more.

During their three years in the program, students participate in a holistic preparation program that focuses on their individual needs. Each student in Minds Matter is paired with two adult mentors who guide, challenge, and celebrate them through their three-year journey. Students also receive tutoring in writing and math skills, as well as SAT prep. Every student has the chance to explore their interests through summer programs at top universities and by taking advantage of professional experiences and internships through Minds Matter’s corporate partnerships.


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


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations New York, NY 10036



  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 - 2 hrs/week

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