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.
"It was very rewarding to be with my mentee for all three years and to experience this year his graduation from Minds Matter, school, and incredible success with the college process. To see all of his hard work and dedication from the past few years come together for him was the perfect culmination of the program and just made me incredibly proud and happy for him." -Minds Matter Senior Mentor
"I have met so many awesome people that I wouldn't have met elsewhere. During my 1 year, I've built a relationship with my mentee and really feel like I'm giving back... and still learning!" -Minds Matter Sophomore Mentor
"I really enjoyed seeing my mentee go through the college process and end up getting into a school she is excited to attend and has given her a full ride! The group activities throughout the year were awesome and really gave the mentees and mentors across different class years the chance to get to know one another better." -Minds Matter Senior Mentor
"I really liked being at Minds Matter this past year. Aside from having the opportunity to volunteer and be a mentor for high school students, it gives me the chance to keep updated with the school and academic system. It also gives me a great opportunity to network with like-minded young professionals in the Boston area and I made a few good friends. " -Minds Matter Sophomore Mentor