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Minds Matter Colorado

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At Minds Matter Colorado, we know that you want to make a difference. You see the world around you and you know you can make it better, you’re just looking for a clear way to make that impact.

What you may not know is that only 1 out of 4 low-income Colorado kids will go to a four-year college.

If you think that's shocking and unfair, we agree. We believe in a meritocracy -- hard-working kids should succeed and income shouldn't matter. That's why we've

  • helped hundreds of students get into college,

  • supported thousands of volunteers in making a difference, and

  • avoided millions of dollars in student loans for our graduates.

Here's how you can make that difference: (1) Invest in our students, (2) Stay engaged in their journey, and (3) Watch them head to college.

So apply to Mentor a student now or join an upcoming virtual info session to learn more. Because if you're feeling aimless or unfulfilled, let us help you become the leader and difference-maker you are, invested and energized when you watch the students you've supported walk across the graduation stage with college acceptance letters and scholarship checks in hand!

Programming will be both virtual and in-person during the 2022-23 school year and will include in-person experiences when it is safe and appropriate to go back to in-person programming.

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About Minds Matter Colorado

Location:

1391 Speer Blvd, Ste 710, Denver, CO 80204, US

Mission Statement

Minds Matter connects 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.

Description

What We Do: Our approach is pretty simple. We recruit accomplished students with undeniable potential to participate from their sophomore through senior years. We then pair them with a cadre of passionate, intelligent, dedicated volunteers who mentor the same two students for three years until graduation. We hold weekly after-school sessions during the school year focused on academic readiness (writing, critical thinking, communication, community leadership) and college preparation (summer programs, SAT prep, college and financial aid applications).

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Denver, CO 80203

(39.73121,-104.9827)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Mentoring sessions take place on Monday nights during the school year starting in September and ending in May for approximately 26 sessions. Sessions are from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Mentors should be prepared to commit to being with us for three years as you work with your students through their three-year college readiness program.

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