Minds Matter is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success. We are a dynamic organization that constantly reassesses the needs of our students and adapts our program accordingly. As we continue to grow, we are focusing our collective energy on the following goals:

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Short-term goals:

  • Develop a long-term growth plan that addresses strategic chapter expansion, student enrollment, program enhancement, and organizational development.
  • Continue to develop an alumni program that extends Minds Matter’s services and reinforces the focus on college diplomas, not acceptance letters.
  • Develop improved metrics that will allow Minds Matter to more effectively evaluate and enhance programs.
  • Ensure that Minds Matter programming maintains its focus on academic excellence, while also expanding it to address the importance of leadership, citizenship and early professional experiences.
  • Review and refresh test preparatory program to better prepare students for undergraduate college entrance.

Long-term goals:

  • Create a strong regional presence in order to prepare more college-ready students and impact more lives.
  • Ensure that at least 90% of students who begin Minds Matter receive bachelor’s degrees.
  • Increase Minds Matter’s visibility and name recognition at the national level.
  • Develop a premier alumni network that spans the country and provides current and former Minds Matter students and volunteers with access to valuable connections and resources.
  • Create a Minds Matter National Student Endowment Fund to provide scholarships for outstanding students.
  • Sustain Minds Matter’s organizational vision and cultural values to ensure a consistent experience as long-term growth and chapter expansion plans proceed.


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