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Mission Statement

Minds Matter of Chicago is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with the mission to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success.


Our goal is to provide these high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with perspective on why attending college is important, SAT/ACT test preparation courses, assistance in navigating the financial aid process and support for their decision to make academic achievement a priority. Minds Matter was established in Chicago in April 2006, and in September 2011 will serve more than 45 students, most of whom would be among the first in their families and communities to attend a four-year college.


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by Eric M. (2018-06-11 21:43:13.0)
In my four years as a mentor, I've had to pleasure of helping two amazing high school students. After three years of working with my first mentee, I helped her gain acceptance and a full ride to one of the best public universities in the country, where she just completed her freshman year. I am now helping my second mentee follow the same path to success, and though it has only been a year I've already seen her writing skills improve, her communications grow more professional and refined, and her vision of what she can accomplish through higher education far exceed what she first imagined. Minds Matter has not only matched me with students who need help, but has provided me with the resources I need to make the most of my time and put the students I work with in a position to succeed. The organization is filled with dedicated volunteers who share my drive to improve the livelihoods of the students we work with, many of whom I have become great friends with since joining.