Minds Matter of Washington DC

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


WashingtonWashington, DC 20004 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

TO TRANSFORM THE LIVES OF ACCOMPLISHED, LOW-INCOME STUDENTS BY BROADENING THEIR DREAMS AND PREPARING THEM FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS. Minds Matter DC is a strong, passionate group of individuals dedicated to providing extra support and resources needed to help highly motivated, low-income DC students reach their highest potential without additional costs to the school system or students. For more than 22 years, Minds Matter National has been making competitive college admission a reality for underserved students nationwide. Minds Matter transforms the lives of highly-motivated, low-income students by providing the individualized mentoring, standardized test preparation, and writing and critical thinking instruction that has been proven necessary to achieve college success.


Minds Matter serves nearly 650 motivated students in cities nationwide and pairs them with volunteers committed to helping them achieve their academic and personal goals. The program provides:

  • Academic mentoring
  • SAT/ACT test prep
  • Writing and critical thinking instruction
  • Access to prestigious summer enrichment programs
  • Guidance through the college application and financial aid processes


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