We rolled in the new year at Kings Dining and Entertainment for our annual Mentor-Mentee Bowling Party! Check out a few pictures from the event in the gallery below. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with program events!
Thanks to our amazing community members and supporters, we surpassed our year-end goal and raised over $130,000, making this our most successful campaign to date! It is inspiring to see such support for our mission. From all of us at Minds Matter including MMB ‘18 alumni, Claire, Agnes, and Joseph (Howard, Dartmouth, and Amherst ‘22), we deeply appreciate your support & commitment to our mission! Thank you for making a difference in a young person’s life.
We asked Jada, alumna of MMB ‘12 and NYU ‘16 and current Program Associate at MMB, what Minds Matter means to her. She said that Minds Matter is lifelong.
Over the past 10 years, Jada’s MMB mentors have supported her from high school to her professional career. The lasting effect of the program inspired her return to MMB on staff and give back to the next generation. Donate today to make a lifelong impact on a young person.
On Wednesday, November 14th, our mentees got the opportunity to learn from and network with employees at BlackRock during a Career Exploration Night! Inspired by the panelists, a few students downloaded MarketWatch and built a "Minds Matter Boston" virtual portfolio where they can trade stocks and respond to real-time trends in the market. Thank you BlackRock for hosting us and encouraging the next generation of future traders! #BlackRock #CareerExploration #MMB
Last weekend, we welcomed 10 panelists into our classrooms to speak to our students about their career paths. Each panelist shared stories of their successes and failures, and offered sage networking advice to our students. Many students said that they saw themselves in these panelists and felt motivated to pursue their dreams of becoming scientists, entrepreneurs, and agents of social change. Thank you to our panelists, Maria Paredes, Piyali Mukherjee, Chris Hopkins, Enrique Pepen, Ruben Valera, Alexandra Rodman, Raphael Korang, Sade Phipps, Rita German, and Rich Doyle for taking the time to speak to our students and inspiring them to strive towards their goals. #mindsmatterboston #panelists #inspire
Minds Matter Boston is proud to return as an official charity of the @johnhancockusa Boston Marathon® Non-Profit Program with 2 invitational bibs! Why should you apply to #runformmb? Here's what our 2018 marathon runner said about his experience: "Running the Boston Marathon is an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate Minds Matter's commitment to building community and personal growth. Months of diligent preparation culminate into a day of excitement and celebration that unites our city. This experience is truly one I recommend putting on everyone's bucket list!" - Brendan H.
Last night, 30 of our mentors and mentees gathered at TD Garden to raise over $12,000 for the Boston Bruins 50/50 Raffle! We are so thankful to the Boston Bruins Foundation for selecting us as their partner charity and giving us the opportunity spread awareness about MMB to some awesome Bruins fans! Thank you to everyone who supported this initiative, and congrats to the lucky jackpot winner!
On Saturday, September 22nd, 8 volunteers from @ibm and Spectrum Equity journeyed to Foxboro, MA in support of Minds Matter Boston at the Rodman Ride for Kids. Altogether, they rode 800 miles and raised over $11,000 dollars! We are grateful for their contribution to our organization. Check out a few pics from the big day! #rodmanrideforkids #mindsmatter #charity
No chance for summer slide at Minds Matter! This summer 53 of our sophomore and junior students enrolled in summer programs across the US and abroad. These experiences will allow our students to take college-level courses, explore new cities, and meet new people along the way. Read below to find out about Weiner’s transformative summer in Argentina:
One of our seniors, Wiener Douyon, spent the summer in Argentina participating in a language immersion program. Initially, it wasn’t easily for Weiner to adapt to unfamiliar culture and new language. Volunteering with a local orphanage allowed him to step outside of his comfort zone and adopt a positive outlook on his trip. He says, “I am now more open to building relationships instead of permitting first impressions to influence connections and memories that could be made; this trip has given me a new perspective on life along with the motivation to continue my path towards my dreams." Stories like Wiener’s are the reason for why we do the work we do. Welcome back to all of our mentees returning from their summer programs!
Minds Matter Boston is proud to partner with Winston Flowers for the the third year in the row to support the mission of our organization!
Through Winston Flowers' Charity in Bloom initiative, 20% of the purchase-price from August's seasonal bouquet will be donated to Minds Matter Boston. Gift this cheerful arrangement of bright citrus roses, accented by mojito hydrangea, lacy alchemilla, and fresh mint, and you’ll be giving more than flowers. These funds will help our program continue to equip highly-motivated students from low-income communities with the resources needed to gain admission to, enroll in, and graduate from four-year colleges. Purchase one here!