Joining Minds Matter has been the most important decision of my educational life…Being part of the program gave me the belief that I can achieve anything in life.
Minds Matter was inspiring, coming from a school where there are only a handful of students that are serious about going to college. It gave me the confidence and support to succeed in an environment that is constantly challenging me.
I sometimes ask myself, “Who would I be if it were not for Minds Matter?” Minds Matter allowed me to see a whole new world beyond the walls of the concrete jungle. Overall I feel like I have developed into a well-rounded individual who seeks to be more than just ‘good enough’.
Minds Matter mentors and writing advisors helped me throughout the college application process, which was not only foreign to me but to my parents as well.
Minds Matter helped me expand my perception of life far past the bounds of city life.
Minds Matter has been the highlight of my high school career. Every skill I have learned along the way is now embedded in my life. My voice, my opinion, and ultimately my future, matters.
Minds matter keeps my head up and makes me think that my future goal is a few steps closer to becoming a reality.
My mentor has stuck with me since I started out as a mentee sophomore year, as a senior in college, I couldn’t have done this without him and Minds Matter.
Minds Matter allowed me to further my ability and work to my fullest potential…I learned to never give up, regardless of the challenge that I am faced with.