Who are Our Students?
Students selected to join Minds Matter as mentees are those who have demonstrated strong academic potential, high motivation and maturity, and a commitment to pursue a college education. All Minds Matter mentees are students in Grades 10, 11, and 12.
In 2018, the average Minds Matter student:
had a 3.7 GPA;
would be, upon matriculation, a first-generation college student (69%);
came from a household with an average annual income of $27,692 and 4.7 people in the home;
spoke English as a second language (50%);
identified as a Person of Color (93%);
and was enrolled in at least 1 AP class (70%).
What are the requirements for a student to become a mentee?
An eligible student:
is enrolled in Grade 10 or 11 in the Greater Boston Area;
qualifies for free or reduced lunch under the federal guidelines;
maintains an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher;
and commits to attend Saturday sessions from 9:00am to 2:15pm throughout the school year.
What are the requirements for students to stay with the Minds Matter program?
Minds Matter requires its mentees to attend 80% of sessions held throughout the school year and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Additionally, all mentees must commit to attending college-immersion summer programs before their Junior and Senior years (program lengths vary from 2 to 6 weeks).