January is National Mentoring Month! Thanks to our incredible partners at Mass Mentoring Partnership, Adrianna and Paola were able to join their mentors Samir and Tanvika at the Boston Celtics game!
We raised over $100K in the 2017 Holiday Fundraiser and we couldn't have done it without the support of our board, friends, family, students, mentors and volunteers. From all of us at Minds Matter including Julio Garcia (MMB '17 and University of New Haven '21) we deeply appreciate your support & commitment to our mission!
More than 30 mentors gathered at Elephant & Castle after work for a night of networking on Wednesday December 20th!
This weekend we kicked off our 2017 Holiday Fundraising Drive! From now through December 31st, our goal is to raise $90,000 for the organization.
Support our mission to help close the opportunity gap for low-income students dedicated to going to college by making a gift today!
For the second year in a row, Minds Matter Boston is proud to partner with Winston Flowers to celebrate the holiday season and support the mission of our organization!
Through Winston Flowers' Charity in Bloom initiative, 20% of the purchase-price from November's seasonal bouquet will be donated to Minds Matter Boston. 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.
Please consider supporting Minds Matter through the purchase of this beautiful bouquet!
On Monday, October 30th, Minds Matter Boston teamed up with The Handle Bar Fenway for our 2nd Annual Ride + Raise!
Thank you to everyone who joined us and raised over $1,000 for Minds Matter Boston - we had a fantastic spooky spin with Brendan at The Handle Bar!
Minds Matter Boston is proud to be an official charity of the John Hancock Boston Marathon® Non-Profit Program!
We have received 2 invitational entries for the 2018 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16th and we want YOU to run with us. The deadline to apply is Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 5:00PM ET.
2017 FALL NEWSLETTER
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Minds Matter is back in session! Our seniors are building balanced college lists, our juniors are reflecting on their summer programs, and our new sophomores are preparing for their first session this Saturday.
This year, we are serving 88 students - our largest class to date -and we have over 185 volunteers donating their time every Saturday. We even have a waitlist of volunteer mentors for each of the classes!
By enhancing our program with an expansion of our Writing and Critical Thinking course to sophomores and juniors, and adding the support of a Program Director, we will be able to provide the students with even more comprehensive programming.
We could not undertake these student, programming and staff additions without your generous support. We thank you, and look forward to your continued commitment to our organization and the students of Boston.
Rachel Kanter, Executive Director
MINDS MATTER IS GROWING
Meet Jada Alexander, our new AmeriCorps Program Director. Jada is a Minds Matter Boston mentee alumna ‘12 and New York University graduate ‘16.
She spent the past year serving as a College Advisor in BPS. We are so lucky to have her join the team!
Our students spent their summers at Duke, John Hopkins, Stanford and other institutions of higher education.
They return with a matured outlook and a first-hand experience of college life.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
Thank you Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation for inviting Minds Matter to participate in the 50/50 Raffle at October 2nd's preseason game against the Hornets!
We raised just under $3,000 and had an amazing time cheering on the Celtics while raising awareness about Minds Matter Boston.
We're excited to announce that Minds Matter Boston has been selected as the 50/50 Raffle Charity for the Boston Celtics Pre-Season game on Monday, October 2nd!
Stop by any of the 50/50 kiosks at TD Garden on Monday night to purchase a raffle ticket for your shot at winning half of all proceeds...and support Minds Matter Boston!