Peter & Shirley Shafer: Service in College Readiness

Oct 1, 2019

Peter & Shirley attended Companis Sunday at Seattle First Baptist in 2018 and were inspired to be part of the Companis community and mission. This year they have been placed with Minds Matter Seattle as consultants. 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 mentee is paired with two dedicated, college-educated mentors who provide personalized, ongoing support over the course of three years, starting the menteeā€™s sophomore year.

After extensive research within the organization, Peter & Shirley are now implementing a plan to offer education and support to the mentors/tutors working high-achieving, low income high school students to work towards college entry. 

Peter and Shirley are grateful for the opportunity to use all they have learned and experienced in their lives to make a difference in the lives of high school students and the adults mentoring and teaching them.