Alex Crisses and Insight Venture Partners: Making Mind Matters Work

(photo from Minds Matter and Alex Crisses)

Education is a very important aspect in the development of an individual. Having a good foundation in education can be a critical determining factor of how that particular individual could be successful in the future.

But not all people or families have the resources they need to make education an integral part of their lives. Pressures from society, the economic downturns plaguing communities, and family situations make it difficult for some individuals, particularly young high school and college students, to gain the education they need to get ahead in their lives. This is particularly true not only in developing countries but even in well-established nations like the United States.

That is why I was so amazed when I read about volunteer educational programs such as Minds Matter which made quite an impact in helping high school students reach their goals and dreams in their education. Mentors and volunteers like Alex Crisses and affiliate companies like Insight Venture Partners have made such programs possible in helping students achieve academic excellence to help them prepare for their future.

This mentor-student structure that Minds Matter utilize can be a good model for other communities, and other nations for that matter, to follow in developing their own education enhancement programs. I'm sure there are other good-natured people out there with the same heart as Alex Crisses and the other volunteers in Minds Matter who are willing to contribute their time, talent and treasure in making a big impact in the lives of these students - and the nation as a whole.

Peter Allan C. Mariano

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