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

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Minds Matter of Los Angeles Inc

Minds Matter LA Students
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Are you passionate about helping a new generation of high school students achieve their college dreams and fulfill their goals? If so, become a mentor with Minds Matter LA (OC Site) - you'll work directly with a student for up to three years and help set them up for success in college and beyond by sharing your hard earned wisdom. You will build a relationship with your student that can truly last a lifetime!

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 who stay with them through the duration of the program. 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.

As a mentor, you and your co-mentor will work with the same student for all three years, helping them understand their goals and potential, supporting them as they navigate the various projects that are part of the program (such as applying to summer programs at universities across the country and defending a position in a full debate), and providing them individual encouragement and guidance. The OC Site is new this year (the LA site is in its 10th year), so you will also play a vital part in building out that program!

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.

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, currently on Zoom but ultimately will be in person around the Santa Ana/Anaheim area)

* Attend at least 75% of the Saturday sessions

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

* 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


We'll work with your schedule.


TBDSanta Ana, CA 92705



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




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

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