Meritus is excited to announce a new partnership with Minds Matter of San Francisco (MMSF). Since its founding in New York City in 1991, Minds Matter provides students from public high schools with opportunities including young professional mentorship, academic planning programs, summer college programs for high school students, writing and critical thinking instruction and math instruction. Minds Matter San Francisco is now in its fourth academic year and are serving 10 Senior, 11 Junior, and 22 Sophomore students from San Francisco public high schools.
Meritus will welcome three students from the Minds Matter program in to its new 2014 class of Scholars. These students will be three of fifty that receive a four year scholarship to help them attend a college or university of their choice. They will also benefit from the support the Meritus staff employs to support Scholars with the transition to college and the workplace, academic and graduate school planning, financial aid and budgeting, and career and professional skills development.
The partnership was a natural fit as Meritus Executive Director Diana Wolf explains, “MMSF supports students who are excellent candidates for the Meritus program. Minds Matter students are focused on next steps beyond high school, have gained broad exposure to college, and are well supported in their pursuit of higher education. They will be able to take full advantage of the key supports that Meritus offers – coaching, mentoring, and career awareness.”
“It’s really amazing how well our organizations complement each other,” said Edith Chao, Chief of Strategy & Partnerships at Minds Matter. “While our primary goal is to help our students get into college, we’d ultimately like to help impact college enrollment and graduation rates.”
With the goal of elevating both organizations’ efforts in helping low-income San Francisco youth achieve college success, both Meritus and Minds Matter are excited to grow the partnership!
Follow this link to learn more about Minds Matter of San Francisco.