Winston Flowers Charity In Bloom - Year Two!

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!

This custom-designed arrangement is available anywhere in the United States.

This custom-designed arrangement is available anywhere in the United States.

 

 

Welcome Back From Minds Matter Boston

2017 FALL NEWSLETTER

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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.

With gratitude,

Rachel Kanter, Executive Director

 

MINDS MATTER IS GROWING

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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!

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS

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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...

Minds Matter Boston was featured on NBC Boston's Making the Grade!

Watch the full video here, and learn more about Paola and her mentoring journey. 

Thank you, Shamrock Foundation!

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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.

For more photos from the game (including our OnlyInBOS Snapchat takeover!), check out the 2017-2018 Minds Matter Boston Program Year album on Facebook.

Check us out on NBC's "Making the Grade"!

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Did you catch Minds Matter on NBC Boston's "Making the Grade" with Frank Holland on September 13th?

Watch the full interview with Minds Matter Boston Senior, Paola (City on a Hill Charter Public Schools 2018), and Minds Matter Boston Alumnus, Dale (Tufts University 2021), right here.

Thank you, NBC Boston, for helping us raise awareness about Minds Matter and our impact on the local community!