High school students enroll in the Minds Matter program as sophomores and spend three years completing rigorous academic coursework, receiving mentoring from two young professionals, attending college summer programs at leading universities and receiving expert guidance on the college admissions process.
In order to complete the program, students must attend Minds Matter’s sessions every Saturday during the school year. Each session lasts four hours. Given the program’s intensity, Minds Matter only admits students who are high-achievers and have a strong determination to attend college. The San Francisco chapter currently has 33 students enrolled in its program.
Since its founding in New York City in 1991, Minds Matter has worked with thousands of students across the country and 100% of them gained admission to a four-year university.
Student ProfileWe currently have 33 students enrolled in the program who represent three local high schools from the San Francisco Unified school district.
Our typical student:
- has a GPA of 3.50 or higher
- has a household income below $25K
- will be a first-generation college student
- displays maturity and a strong work ethic
- is willing to commit every Saturday for three years to rigorous college preparation