PHOTOS: #MentoringNight at Fenway Park

On Wednesday, May 25th, Minds Matter Boston joined Mass Mentoring Partnership and over 1,000 mentors & mentees for ‪#‎MentoringNight‬ at Fenway Park.

It was the perfect night to celebrate mentorship and watch the Red Sox beat the Rockies. Thank you, Mass Mentoring, for including us in the fun!

For more photos from the game, check out our 2015-2016 Program Year album on Facebook!

PHOTOS: Senior Graduation

On Saturday, May 21st, we celebrated the 12th Annual Minds Matter Boston Graduation. Since opening our doors in 2003, 100% of our graduates have attended 4-year undergraduate institutions, a statistic that is well above the Boston Public School average.

This year, we have students matriculating at Brown University, Dartmouth College, Northeastern University and Williams College, among others.

Congratulations, Seniors!

Minds Matter Boston Class of 2016

Minds Matter Boston Class of 2016

2015-2016 Minds Matter Boston Executive Committee

2015-2016 Minds Matter Boston Executive Committee

For more photos from graduation, check out our 2015-2016 Program Year photo album on Facebook!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Minds Matter of Boston Appoints Executive Director

On behalf of the entire Minds Matter of Boston Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce that we have hired Rachel Kanter, 2015-2016 President, as the Executive Director of the program.

As Minds Matter of Boston continues to grow and serve more students, we believe it is crucial to have a permanent face of the organization who can devote each day to ensuring our near-term and long-term successes.

We are confident that Rachel will be an excellent leader and steward of our mission to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success.

We hope you will all join us in congratulating Rachel on her appointment to this very exciting and important position.

We cannot wait to see what the future holds for our program!

- Minds Matter of Boston Board of Directors

ANNOUNCEMENT: Last Day for Early Bird Spring Soiree Tickets!

Today is the last day to purchase Early Bird Tickets for the Annual Spring Soiree on Thursday, June 9th!

Enjoy delicious from Coppersmith (our host for the evening!), bid on exciting auction items (including classes at SoulCycle, an overnight stay the Ritz Carlton, a round of golf at Charles River Country Club, and more!), and support a great cause.

We can't wait to see you next month!

SPOTLIGHT #7: Adrianna

Meet Adrianna (center), a sophomore at City on a Hill Public Charter School.

Over the past year, Adrianna was inducted into the National Honor Society, accepted into multiple competitive summer programs (with full tuition scholarships!), and consistently brought her positive, outgoing & friendly attitude to weekly session.

This summer, Adrianna will be attending Brown University for their Summer@Brown program, participating in Cheer Camp and traveling to Italy. We're so excited for you, Adrianna!

MM UPDATE: Applications for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Applications are open for the 2016-2017 Academic Year!

Minds Matter Boston is committed to making college education a reality for accomplished high school students from low-income families since we first opened our doors in 2003. Students are paired with two mentors and spend time during weekly mentoring sessions working on summer and college applications, standardized test preparation, community service efforts, writing and speaking skills, and other life skills that benefit the student academically and personally. 

We are looking for motivated, talented high school students and passionate, diverse young professionals to join Minds Matter Boston for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.

If you're interested in becoming a...

  • MENTEE: Applications can find found here and will be accepted through Thursday, May 19th (first round) and Thursday, September 22nd (second round).
  • MENTOR: Applications can be submitted online and will be accepted through Friday, September 23rd.

Please email us (mindsmatterboston@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

SPOTLIGHT #6: Joseph

Meet Joseph (center), a sophomore at Prospect Hill Academy Charter School in Cambridge, and his mentors, Jamal (left) and Cecily (right).

This year, Jamal and Cecily worked with Joseph to apply and gain acceptance to a top-tier summer program. Jamal is excited that Joseph will have the opportunity to meet other high school students from around the world while getting a glimpse of the college experience.

At Minds Matter, we are able to provide full tuition coverage to academic summer programs for our mentees through donations and support from the community.

Join us at the Annual Spring Soiree on Thursday, June 9th and help us continue to provide full financial support for our students!

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2016 Spring Soiree Tickets on Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for the Annual Minds Matter Boston Spring Soiree! Join us on Thursday, June 9th for a festive evening with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music and a silent auction to benefit Boston's high potential, low-income high school students.

2016 Spring Soiree Details
Date: Thursday, June 9th
Time: 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Coppersmith, 40 W. 3rd Street, Boston
Attire: Casual Cocktail

2016 Event Committee
Meaghan Mahoney, Co-Chair - Rachel Kanter, Co-Chair - Suruchi Ahuja - Leslie Smith Baccini - Charles Custeau - Allie Dexter - Zoey Gulmi - Maya Hauer-Laurencin - JJ Hearty - Maisie Hughes - Ali LeBlanc - Tim Mahoney - Michelle Cruz Peverley - Carolina Pierry - Andrew Shepard - Katrina Welch - Luke Zhou

Minds Matter Boston Board of Directors
Margo Layton, Co-Chair - Nate Ott, Co-Chair - Steve Cardillo - Jordan Frantz - 
Courtney Gardner - Meaghan Mahoney - Seth Palmer