About Minds Matter NYC

Minds Matter NYC is a comprehensive and highly successful three-year program that empowers young people from low-income families to achieve college readiness and success. The organization was founded in New York City in 1991 by six Wall Street professionals who understood that the gap in low-income student achievement is not one of intelligence, but resources. Minds Matter NYC has developed a successful program incorporating tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment experiences that prepare students for bright futures.

Through an intensive and holistic mentoring and academic program, they provide a culture of excellence and rigorous performance standards for our students. They raise their expectations, broaden their dreams, and equip them with a toolkit for future success. Minds Matter NYC achieves a 100% college acceptance rate for our students at quality institutions across the country. Being a graduate of Minds Matter NYC is a mark of hard work, commitment, and achievement to potential colleges and employers.

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