Head on out to the Magnuson Series Presidents Day Run this weekend! It’s also Valentine’s day weekend so make sure to invite your loved ones along to share some miles. There will be a two person relay team option for this event as well. Proceeds for this event will help support Minds Matter of Seattle, they will be at the event supporting as well as accepting Donations.
The Minds Matter mission is to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success. Each student is paired with two dedicated, college-educated mentors who provide personalized, ongoing support over the course of three years, starting the students sophomore year.
Every non-holiday Saturday during the school year, students attend four-hour sessions. In the mornings: test prep, writing and critical thinking, and math instructors guide students through Test Prep, Writing & Critical Thinking, and Math Matters programs. In the afternoons, the mentors arrive for two hours of mentoring, bonding, “what’s going on in the world” discussions, the “great debate” series, planning of classes and extracurricular activities, summer program and financial aid applications, college preparation, and other enrichment, college readiness, and mentoring activities. Over the summers, students attend academic, cultural, or leadership programs throughout the United States and the world, all funded by Minds Matter.
Minds Matter of Seattle is 100% volunteer-run. Virtually all of our donated funds go straight to funding our students’ summer programs. So check out the Minds Matter website and head on out to the Run this weekend to show your support. For more information check out www.magnusonseries.org.