I have enjoyed quality higher education, and the path to its front door was always clear. I don't know what it feels like to be without that experience and the opportunities and choices it continues to provide. I do know that the path was cleared for me by supportive family, great public schools, and a local community whose members know and value education. For kids without these privileges, hard work and luck can rarely make up the difference--and shouldn't have to.
So, I am proud to be involved with Minds Matter Boston, the local chapter of a national nonprofit that works to clear the same path for motivated, low-income high school students. Pairing two mentors with each student for three years, the program makes getting into college a realistic expecation. It works. Since the national organization was founded in 1991, fully 100% of its students in all chapters have been accepted to four-year colleges. In order to get in, students must be from low-income families and have demonstrated a commitment to their educations.
We rely each year on individual gifts and company sponsorships to maintain the program and hopefully make it available to more kids in the future. On behalf of those kids and the program, I would be grateful if you would consider making a donation. More information on the numbers and the program is available below. If you have any questions, or if you have ideas for getting your company involved in sponsorship, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Gift in Action - Gifts of all sizes matter. Help us achieve our goal and donate today! See how your gift aids our Minds Matter students:
- $25 -- Funds weekly food expenses
- $50 – Covers 1 student's college application fee
- $100 – Covers 1 student's transportation cost
- $250 – Funds ACT tutoring for 1 student
- $1,000 -- Buys 1 senior a new laptop for college
- $2,000 – Funds 1 student's summer program tuition
- $2,500 – Sponsors 1 student for 1 year through the Minds Matter program
For more information on Minds Matter of Boston, visit our website: www.mindsmatterboston.org