Minds Matter of Denver Inc.
MMD’s goals are to increase academic performance, improve leadership skills, and obtain college financial aid/scholarships for disadvantaged Denver Public School high school students so they can attend a four-year university.
MMD closes this achievement gap and increase college matriculation rates of Denver Public High School students who qualify for free and reduced lunches by providing leadership, financial, and hands-on mentoring resources.
MMD provides two volunteers for each student; a central facility from which to hold our weekly sessions; laptops; internet access; food; transportation from respective high schools to the central location; six team leads; a certified test prep specialist; and a program director.
Outside of the sessions, our seven-member board and sixteen-member executive committee meet quarterly and monthly, respectively, to set and maintain the direction of the program.
MMD’s program provides a great service to the low-income student population that demonstrates a willingness and desire to achieve academic success and attend college.
MMD’s program also provides a great service to our communities because our students graduate from college and return home to give back as professionals.