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The Joyce Ivy Foundation is a non-profit, 501c3 organization committed to elevating the college aspirations of the next generation of female leaders from the Midwest. Through the Summer Scholars Program, the Joyce Ivy Foundation provides scholarships for talented high school women from the Midwest to participate in summer academic programs on the campuses of our college partners. To date, the Joyce Ivy Foundation has supported 635 Summer Scholars and secured over $3 million in support of their academic pursuits.


minds matter

Minds Matter transforms the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success. Each student is assigned to two mentors who they meet with weekly: a team leader; and SAT/ACT test preparation, writing, critical thinking and math instructors. During the summer, Minds Matter sends students across the globe to learn life skills as they are exposed to various cultures, experience perspectives from students throughout the world and become global thinkers. At Minds Matter, we believe that as we help our students (or mentees) earn a college education, we are also cultivating them to be the next generation of leaders.

NSHSS, a student honors organization, recognizes the highest achieving high school students in the world and rewards them with educational, cultural and government-related opportunities as a bridge from high school achievement to college distinction and onto career independence.

REACH Memphis helps high-achieving students succeed in high school, college and beyond. We provide educational opportunities for motivated students to reach their highest potential by engaging them in a continuum of services including high school readiness programs, summer experiences, college counseling and mentoring.


Science Academy

Study Abroad Foundation

Wishbone works to eliminate the opportunity gap. Their mission is to send low-income high school students from various locations to summer programs. Read accounts of students who have have been part of Johns Hopkins Summer Programs