Reach For A Dream

Aim High closes the opportunity gap for under-resourced middle school youth by providing them with a free summer learning program. Summers at Aim High are rigorous, enriching and joyful. Students come back again and again, with many of our graduates returning to teach at Aim High.

After 30 summers of service to the community, we are the Bay Area’s leading and largest provider of summer learning opportunities for middle school students.

Learn more about Aim High sites, the Aim High summer program and the Aim High Environmental Homes.


30 Stories for 30 years – Aim High Celebrates!

In celebration of this anniversary, we have launched a year-long effort to highlight our community and impact. We invite you to check back often to read a new entry, and to re-experience 30 years of the Aim High magic. Click here to read our entries. #aimhigh30 #30years30stories #aimhighmagic


Aim High's 2015 Annual Report is Here!

2015 was an exciting year for Aim High, and proof that summer transforms lives. Check out our latest Annual Report to see some highlights from our 30th summer.

Annual Report


Introducing our White House Champion of Change: Alec Lee!


Aim High's very own co-founder and Executive Director, Alec Lee, is being honored by the White House as a Champion of Change. President Obama's Office of Public Engagement is recognizing Alec for his leadership in expanding summer learning opportunities for under-resourced students in the Bay Area. Read more about this incredible honor on our blog.


Hear From An Aim High Graduate

Yuliana has been involved with Aim High for years, both as a student and as a volunteer. Learn more about how our program helped her thrive by watching her story below.

Give The Gift Of Opportunity

Give middle school students with limited resources — but unlimited potential — the gift of a life-changing summer. Transform a future by giving today and helping Us meet our $5.1M fundraising goal.

2016 Summer Program

Program Dates:
San Francisco and South Bay/Peninsula
(June 20 - July 22)
Oakland, Marin, Napa and Tahoe/Truckee
(June 27 – July 29)
For Returning Students
ACCEPTED students who have received an Accept letter in the mail with login details can click here to confirm your admission & complete your forms for your first summer of Aim High.

accept online

RETURNING students who completed the 5-week program last year will receive a letter in the mail after February 22nd. The letter contains login information to access the renewal system below.

For New Student Applicants
NEW students can click the button below to apply to attend Aim High in the summer.

Apply Now

For Teachers and Volunteers
NEW to Aim High? Aim High is currently interviewing Lead Teachers, Interns and Teaching Assistants for this summer.

apply to teach

RETURNING teachers will be contacted by Site Directors with information on your offer status by March 2016. Please do not re-apply unless instructed to do so. This includes Volunteers, TAs and Interns who are looking to change positions—Site Directors will make updates to positions where relevant.

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