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 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.