Aim High expands opportunities for low-income middle school students and their teachers through a free summer learning and enrichment program.

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  • 8:1 student to teacher ratio
  • 70% teachers of color
  • 70% student retention rate
  • 25% of faculty are Aim High graduates

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What’s Happening at Aim High
Kicking Off Summer with Aim High’s Young Leaders Board

A hot summer day? Unusual for San Francisco. The Aim High community stepping up for our students? Standard practice. More than 30 guests came out on a sunny Saturday afternoon to participate in the Young Leaders Board’s first event, a weekend BBQ. Alyssa and her guests auctioned off cakes for Father’s Day and celebrated Aim…

Gaela Peters Shines a Light on Aim High’s Purpose at Shorenstein Luncheon

On Thursday, May 18 over a hundred Aim High supporters joined us at our annual Shorenstein Luncheon. At the event, Gaela Peters, a long-serving Site Director, reminded our community of the important work Aim High does every summer–and the promise and potential of Bay Area Youth. Read the text of her speech below, and be…

Discussing Summer Learning with Stanford’s Gardner Center

In 2015, the John W. Gardner Center at Stanford University conducted an implementation study of our summer learning program. On April 18, we discussed their findings at Data to Action. Using Aim High as a case study, Gardner’s Executive Director, Amy Gerstein, led a panel discussing the study’s findings and best practices in professional development, out-of-school time, and summer…