2 Days/2 Years Finalist: Minds Matter Denver

We’re excited to announce Minds Matter Denver as one of three finalists to receive two days of pro bono communications strategy consulting, in celebration of Springboard Communications’ two years of helping education leaders achieve their most ambitious goals.

Minds Matter Denver works to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low­-income backgrounds by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success. They provide students with mentorship — including multiple mentors per student, each of whom stays with their mentee for 3 years — college readiness programming, access to pre-collegiate summer programs, and resources to get into four-­year colleges and universities with scholarships.

Minds Matter’s vision is to break the cycle of poverty by improving access to quality education, and they’ve been 100% successful in doing so. In 13 years, MMD has helped every single one of its nearly 100 graduates gain acceptance to four­ year colleges and universities, with scholarships.

Minds Matter has just launched a 10-year plan to expand from serving students in Denver to working throughout the state of Colorado to ensure all kids earn college choice. They are seeking support from Springboard to develop a very compelling and concise message and communications strategy to roll out into communities outside of the Denver Metro area.