ANNOUNCEMENT: #CollegeSigningDay

April 26, 2016 marked College Signing Day and we are thrilled to share some stories about where our seniors are headed in the fall. Read on for some exciting updates!

Berline, a senior at Prospect Hill Academy Charter School, was accepted Early Action to Williams College.

Briannally, a senior at Boston Latin Academy, was awarded a Posse Foundation Scholarship and will be attending Bucknell University.

Eddy, a senior a City on a Hill Charter Public School, will be attending Colby-Sawyer College with a full tuition scholarship.

Congratulations, Seniors!

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SPOTLIGHT #5: Minds Matter of Boston Senior Class

It's college acceptance season and we are so proud of our Senior Class for their achievements!

This year, Minds Matter Boston mentees were accepted to top colleges across the country, including:

  • Brandeis Unversity
  • Bridgewater State
  • Brown University
  • Bucknell University
  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Fitchburg State
  • Framingham State
  • Franklin Pierce University
  • Keene State
  • MCLA
  • MCPHS University
  • Regis College
  • Saint Anselm
  • Salem State
  • Stonehill College
  • UMass Amherst
  • UMass Boston
  • UMass Lowell
  • University of Hartford
  • University of New Haven
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Wheelock College
  • Whittier College
  • Williams College
  • Worcester State

Congratulations, Seniors!

ANNOUNCEMENT: "NobleHour Awards $1,000,000 in Grants to Foster Volunteerism"

We're thrilled to announce that Minds Matter of Boston has been selected to receive a NobleHour grant of $6,500!

This year, over 100 NobleCause grants were awarded to organizations inspiring greater civic-mindedness & volunteerism across the country. The grant will help us continue to support Boston's high-potential, low-income students.

For the full press release, click here.

This project is sponsored by NobleCause, made possible by an anonymous donor within the GiveWell Community Foundation and organized by, a volunteer management tool that promotes a culture of civic engagement and charts meaningful, measurable acts of goodness.

ANNOUNCEMENT: "Minds Matter Selected as 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ 2016 U.S. Beneficiary"

We are thrilled to announce that Minds Matter National has been selected as 100 Women in Hedge Funds' 2016 U.S. Beneficiary. Thank you 100WFH for your commitment to supporting high-achieving, low-income students with us!

For the full press release, click here.

About 100WHF

100 Women in Hedge Funds' mission was established on three core pillars: Education, Peer Leverage and Philanthropy. 100WHF's philanthropic mission is to leverage its members’ collective abilities and expertise in order to give back to the global community among three annually rotating themes: Education, Mentoring, and Women’s and Family Health. This year’s global theme is Mentoring.


SPOTLIGHT #4: Meet Wadah (standing), our 2015-2016 Sophomore Class Head.

Wadah has experienced Minds Matter at all levels - he participated in the program as a mentee in New York (graduating in 2009 with a full-ride scholarship to Georgetown University), as a mentor in Boston, and now as a Class Head.

Wadah strongly believes that all students should have the opportunity to be successful in high school and college, regardless of their socioeconomic background. He is grateful to the Minds Matter community for it's support of promising young students and plans to be involved for years to come.



SPOTLIGHT #3: Meet Jenn (right), a Minds Matter Boston mentor and the first to graduate college in her family.

Jenn attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated with distinction and received a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Jenn is passionate about Minds Matter because it gives her the opportunity to support other first generation college students gain admission to top institutions.

At Minds Matter, our mentors are a group of individuals with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, educational experiences, family situations, religious affiliations and more. We aim to provide our mentees with inspiring role models who can help them achieve their full potential.