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The Future Leaders of Cleveland
Each day, Minds Matter is inspired by the commitment and drive of the students we serve. Our students choose to spend their Saturdays improving their academic abilities and preparing themselves for the future. They are determined and focused, and understand fully the value of higher education to their success.
Meet Our Students
Alex - Ohio State University
Alex is a graduate of Cleveland School of the Arts and attends The Ohio State University, where she plans to study psychology. Alex’s ultimate career goal is to become a clinical psychologist, working with women and children that have mental disorders and helping them learn to thrive despite their disorders.
Daniel - University of Pennsylvania
A graduate of Cleveland School of Science and Medicine, Daniel attends the University of Pennsylvania as a Questbridge scholar with the full cost of tuition covered. He plans to become a primary health care physician, and to develop programs for students to be health activists and scholars.
Anson H- Ohio State University
Anson graduated from the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine. He took his talents to The Ohio State University, where he plans to study to eventually become a doctor.
Students Admitted To Barron’s Most, Highly, Or Very Competitive Schools
Minimum Student GPA
Students accepted to a four-year college/university
Substantial Improvement in ACT Scores
Our students represent sophomores, juniors and seniors from 15 high schools in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, inner-ring suburbs, and private institutions.
Minds Matter students are hard-working and dedicated to their futures.
Our students spend three years completing rigorous academic coursework, receiving mentoring from 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 student session lasts five hours. Given the program’s intensity, Minds Matter only admits students who are high-achievers and have a strong determination to attend college.
Our typical student:
- has a GPA of 3.50 or higher
- has a household income below $25K
- displays maturity and a strong work ethic
- is willing to commit every Saturday for three years to rigorous college preparation