APPLY TO BE A MENTEE
Application: Incoming students are required to submit an application consisting of short answer questions, writing samples, and family information. Completed applications (both the student and parent forms) must be given to your college guidance counselor. Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year will be due in March 2016.
THE APPLICATION FOR THE 2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR IS CLOSED. CHECK BACK IN THE SPRING FOR THE 2016-2017 APPLICATION.
Interview: Following the submission of their applications, qualified applicants will be asked to interview with Minds Matter of Denver’s Mentee Recruitment Team to gauge interest and assess commitment to the program.
Selection: The selection process is highly competitive and results in a pool of dedicated and talented young adults. In 2014, fewer than 20% of applicants were accepted to Minds Matter Denver. Applicants will be notified of their admissions decision in the week following their interviews.
BEING A MENTEE
High school students are admitted as sophomores and spend three years in the program, receiving -- for free:
Weekly 2 hour mentorship from two dedicated young professionals
Paid tuition for college summer programs at leading universities
3-year writing, public speaking, and professional development program
15-20 hours of ACT prep from professionals
Expert guidance from our affiliate college preparatory partners
Full support in the college application process
At Minds Matter Denver, we look for students who:
Maintain a strong overall grade point average of 3.2 or higher
Are committed to pursuing a college education
Are enrolled in Grade 10 or 11 in the Greater Denver area
Have a household income below or at $25,000
Qualify for free/reduced lunch
Demonstrate strong academic potential, motivation, maturity, and responsibility
Are active in extracurricular and/or community activities (part time jobs included)
Sessions are held on Monday at the Denver West High School
Sessions are held 6-8:30 p.m.
There are approximately 25 sessions each year.
Mentees are expected to attend 90% of these 25 sessions.
Mentees must agree to apply to and attend a recommended college summer program.