Genius has no zip code. Our students are the proof.

"I really like having a mentor I can trust and talk to."

– E, Second year mentee and junior at Denver South


As a student, you’ll receive these benefits at no cost (ever) to you or your family:

  • Weekly mentorship from two dedicated volunteer mentors
  • Paid tuition for summer programs at leading colleges and universities (in-state or out-of-state) after both 10th and 11th grade (typically 1–2 weeks)
  • Three years of weekly college prep sessions, up to three hours each week, following a curriculum focused on:
    • Preparing Oneself (Leadership and identity development)
    • Preparing with Others (Community engagement and relationship building, communication and public speaking)
    • Preparing for the Future (Writing and critical thinking, college and career readiness)
  • 40–50 hours of SAT prep
  • Individualized support applying to at least 6 colleges and 30 scholarships
  • Partnerships with higher education institutions that streamline admission and financial aid for Minds Matter graduates, which includes the University of Colorado-Denver (CU-Denver), Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver), and the Colorado State University system (CSU Ft Collins, CSU Pueblo, and CSU Global)