Minding My Math Business

Minding My Math Business is a five-day inclusive summer program designed for Black and Brown youth to learn rigorous mathematics that develops the young scholars’ mathematical identity and celebrates them as gifted mathematicians. The program is open to all youth. Additionally, the young scholars engage in and learn about mindfulness and meditative interventions for overcoming negative emotions that often accompany math anxiety.

The educational program provides a curriculum for 6-8 grade youth in the morning followed by 9-12 grade youth in the afternoon.

Meeting Dates

Minding My Math Business will take place on June 10 - 14, 2024 at WKU.


Grades 6-8: 9:00-12:00pm

Grades 9-12: 1:15 - 4:15pm


Registration is free to participate in Minding My Math Business. Program participation is limited due to capacity. The registration will close on May 15th or when the program reaches capacity.

Kids working math problem.


This program is organized by WKU professors from the Departments of Mathematics and Counseling & Student Affairs in partnership with For a Real Change, Inc. and The Kelly M. Burch Institute for Transformative Practices in Higher Education.

We have answers to some of our frequently asked questions about Minding My Math Business. We want to make sure you have all the information you need before and after you register or your youth register for the program. Take some time to review this page along with the Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about this program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sponsorships and Donations

We have three sponsorship levels available for anyone interested in being a program sponsor for My Sister is Succeeding. If your business is interested in being a program sponsor, please contact [email protected] for our sponsorship information. Individual donations, can be submitted using our donate page. Please add "My Sister is Succeeding" where it provides space for notes.

In addition, if your group would like to donate snacks or supplies, please also email [email protected].

Support Our Programs

We greatly appreciate all monetary gifts and use them to create life-changing programs.