About Us

Mission:MathMinds

About Us

Founded in 2020, Mission:MathMinds originally started as a virtual mentoring program to address the important need for increased support in math education for students, specifically girls, during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Mission:MathMinds Mentoring Program is a combination of high school female students mentoring girls in elementary, middle, and high school. With a focus placed on increasing passion and enjoyment for math rather than direct accuracy, our Mentoring Program develops long-lasting relationships between mentors and mentees that encourage interests in math. On the other side, mentoring, the Mission:MathMinds Mentoring Program is an incredible opportunity for high school girls to excel in community service as students are exposed to several service-oriented and leadership opportunities/events and receive service hours for their mentoring. Mission:MathMinds is also an honored Presidential Volunteer Service Award Certifying Organization.The impacts from our Mentoring Program have been tremendous: growth in standardized-testing scores and school grades, increases in sessions showing improved commitment, increases in engagement in math sessions, and real differences in attitudes towards math. 

 

However, as the pandemic began to decline, the direct need for virtual one-on-one math mentoring simultaneously decreased as well as our community was not able to commit to weekly sessions as more in-person commitments opened back up. 

 

To adjust to this switch, Mission:MathMinds shifted their efforts towards in-person events including mentoring bootcamps that focus on the application side of math, conferences, community-related events such as the Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest Booth, Book Drive for Ukrainian Refugee Children, and more. Mission:MathMinds is not only an organization committed to increasing interest in math from females, but also a proud community service-centralized organization. With recognition and support from high-level figures including Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL 8th District), and many others, Mission:MathMinds is a growing community of empowering females ready to create the next generation of female leaders.  Today, Mission:MathMinds focuses our efforts on increasing participation from girls in math through their new approach to STEM called METS, where math is put first because we believe it is the foundation for the other branches of engineering, technology, and science. Our extension organization, FemaleRoleModels.Org directs their efforts towards empowering girls through representation from various female role models and their messages. Please visit femalerolemodels.org for more information.

Sponsors and Partners

Mission:MathMinds loves working with sponsors and partner organizations! If your company or organization is interested in working with us, please contact us at contact@missionmathminds.org. We would love to work with you to conquer our goal of expanding the community of girls that love math to become an international group. All of our funds go directly to the Mission:MathMinds Non-Profit Organization. We are thrilled to work with you!

Palatine Jaycees Community Grant

Mission:MathMinds is a proud Palatine Jaycees Community Grant Recipient 2021. The Palatine Jaycees is a civics organization creating community service opportunities and events for young adults. The Palatine Jaycees Community Grant is to support and empower non-profit organizations that embody the idea of the Jaycees, young active citizens, like Mission:MathMinds. The Palatine Jaycees Community Grant will go towards Mission:MathMinds's events, conferences, and national competition. In addition, Mission:MathMinds and the Palatine Jaycees are partnering to work together on future projects to bring girls a passion for math. To learn more about the Palatine Jaycees, go to palatinejaycees.org.

Mission:MathMinds is an honored Certifying Organization for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award Organization. The President’s Volunteer Service Award is an award opportunity to honor the most outstanding volunteers and recognize the impact they make. As a Certifying Organization, we have the privilege to award the PVSA on behalf of the President of the United States. This prestigious award is given out to volunteers who show exceptionalism in community service. The PVSA requires the applying individual to have completed a certain number of service hours based on their age category to receive a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal. Mentors have the opportunity to apply for this award by volunteering through Mission:MathMinds. To learn more about this prestigious award, go to presidentialserviceawards.gov.

Presidential Volunter Service Award

Awards

Mission:MathMinds is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 85-2514285
Donations and gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.

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