Letter from our Executive Director - 2018 Year in Review

Dear Friends of Minds Matter Boston,

It has been another year of success and accomplishment at Minds Matter Boston!   

With your help and support we were able to increase the number of students in the program by 10% and serve 88 students in the Greater Boston area. We were also able to deepen our program offerings: After a successful pilot of a Writing and Critical Thinking program, we extended the module to both sophomores and juniors, providing students with two years of instruction in these foundational skills. We also piloted an alumni program with the Class of 2017, enriching our students’ college experience and ensuring their persistence to graduation.

Once again this year, 100% of our seniors have gained admission to 4-year colleges. They will be matriculating to some of the nation’s top colleges, including Amherst College, Bowdoin College, Dartmouth College, Vassar College and Wellesley College. The average senior received $45,000 in first-year financial aid, meeting an impressive 93% of their need. We are confident our students can meet any academic challenge in these institutions because they have proven, again and again, that if given the opportunity, they can perform at the highest levels.

We were very pleased to see continued growth in our volunteer base, with more than 200 volunteers dedicating their time, talent and heart. There is no more tangible vote of confidence than busy people committing their time to support our mission of equality in educational opportunity.

We invite you to review our FY2018 IMPACT REPORT, which shows the powerful effect of Minds Matter Boston on its students and community. We realize none of these great outcomes would be possible without our donors, friends and volunteers. We are deeply grateful for your support.

Rachel Kanter
Executive Director