About Minds Matter

Minds Matter is a comprehensive and highly successful three-year program that connects driven and determined students from low-income families with the people, preparation and possibilities to succeed in college, create their future, and change the world.

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


Classroom address: 1000 Louisiana Street Houston TX 77002
Mailing address: 1822 Brun St. Houston TX 77019

Say "hello" to our leadership team!

Our leadership team works together to set the direction for Minds Matter of Houston. Together they help manage how we can run, grow, and scale our program to deliver impact to the city of Houston for years to come.

We Could Not Exist Without Our Volunteers


Minds Matter could not exist without the dedication and commitment of over 2,000 volunteers nationwide.

Many of our mentors are working professionals who devote their free time to enriching the lives of our deserving students. Our volunteers are a motivational powerhouse, always available, not only to provide educational guidance, but to be a listening ear and an encouraging word to the students they mentor.