WHO Are our mentors?

Minds Matter mentors are college-educated professionals and graduate students in the Greater Boston Area. They are compassionate, enthusiastic, and most importantly, they are committed to developing a relationship with an ambitious student.

We pair each of our students with two mentors, with whom the student spends the next three years of his/her Minds Matter career. Mentors meet with their “mentee” in a structured session each Saturday during the school year. In addition to helping students apply to summer programs and universities and secure financial aid, mentors also work with mentees on essay-writing skills, basic ACT prep, and other life skills critical to college and career success.

Key Benefits Of Becoming A Mentor

Mentors have the opportunity to take part in an exciting, young, and successful organization that is achieving measurable results in its community. Many mentors also rise to assume key leadership positions that directly contribute to the strategic vision of the organization.

On an individual level, each mentor builds and fosters a lasting relationship with his or her mentee, a relationship that forever impacts both parties. Mentors join to enrich the lives of their mentees, but they often note that their own lives have been enriched as well.

Mentors also have access to a strong local network of young professionals across a variety of industries, and Minds Matter has served as a wonderful platform for networking.

Mentor Testimonials

Joining Minds Matter Boston as a mentor was 100% the best thing I did during my four years living in Boston. I made lifelong friends with other mentors, a talented and diverse group of individuals that I would not have met otherwise. I stayed with the same mentee all three years and became close with not only her but her family, having been welcomed into their home for dinner multiple times and even invited to visit them in their home country of Nepal!
— Allison, Mentor, Class of 2019
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Being a mentor with Minds Matter Boston is perhaps one of the most important and meaningful decisions I have made to-date. My mentee, Paola, is one of the fiercest, smartest, and kindest people I know, and I am so grateful to MMB for pairing us together. The relationships that I have built over the years at MMB will last a lifetime, and I know that the organization is truly uplifting communities and giving immense opportunities to some very special students.
— Tanvika, Mentor, Class of 2018