Through Minds Matter, I participated in the Science Matters Research Internship (SMRI) at Columbia University. We got to do a full research project in a real lab, which was an incredible opportunity that I wouldn't have had without Minds Matter.
The best part of Minds Matter has been making connections with people who come from different backgrounds but share similar experiences. I'm a reserved person and I never would have had so many opportunities or met so many people without this program.
Minds Matter has equipped me with the tools to open doors to strong networks and opportunities in the future.
Minds Matter is my safe space because I feel recognized, accepted, and supported every Saturday.
My mentors have always been there for me. They've given me so much support and guidance. I truly believe they have both helped shape me into the person I am today.
Minds Matter is supportive because it has provided me with many caring people over the past three years.
Minds Matter has taught me what a true support system looks like. The fact that the majority of the adults that work with us are volunteers shows how much they want to help students like me.
I originally joined Minds Matter to get a better understanding of college. Since being part of it, I've gotten close with my mentors and we've gone through the journey of finding the best college for me. My favorite part of being in Minds Matter has been creating a community with the other students over the past three years.
Minds Matter means the world to me. It has provided me with an immense amount of support and has inspired me to pursue and explore what I love through internships and summer programs. It has made me into the confident woman I am today.
Minds Matter is empowerment. It has given me the power to become my true self, opportunities to support my dream, and has guided me to the path of success.