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Children & Youth Education

Age Minimum (with Adult): 22+, Minimum Age:22+

Mentors and instructors to work with low-income, high-achieving high schoolers

Minds Matter Seattle is seeking volunteers to help in all roles within the organization, including mentors and academic instructors. The Minds Matter 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. Each mentee is paired with two dedicated, college-educated mentors who provide personalized, ongoing support over the course of three years, starting the mentee’s sophomore year.

Every non-holiday Saturday during the school year, mentees attend four-hour sessions. In the mornings, test prep, writing and critical thinking, and math instructors guide them through our Test Prep, Writing & Critical Thinking, and Math Matters programs. In the afternoons, mentors arrive for two hours of mentoring, bonding, “what’s going on in the world” discussions, the “great debate” series, planning of classes and extracurricular activities, summer program and financial aid applications, college preparation, and other enrichment, college readiness, and mentoring activities. Over the summers, mentees attend academic, cultural, or leadership programs throughout the United States and the world, all funded by Minds Matter.

We are seeking volunteers who can commit two hours on Saturdays, approximately 3 weekends per month, to work with our students. 

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