Aim High provides a nationally recognized, results-driven, free, summer enrichment program that teaches middle-school students from low income households the skills they need to succeed in high school and beyond.

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  • 8:1 student to teacher ratio
  • 70% teachers of color
  • 25% of faculty are Aim High graduates
  • 98% of Aim High alumni graduate high school on time and enroll in college

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What’s Happening at Aim High
Aim High’s Teacher Pipeline: Inspiring the Next Generation of Educational Leaders

Throughout Aim High’s 34-year history, we have created a pipeline for talented young educators of color. It is critical that our students, 98% of whom are youth of color, have access to teachers who share their cultural and ethnic identities. Which is why each summer 79% of our teachers are people of color and 56%…

Danny and Jessica: An Aim High Love Story

“If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it…It could be anything, but very likely you notice it in the instant when love begins.” ~ Mary Oliver It’s Valentine’s Day! And on this gorgeous and sunny February Friday, it’s impossible not to bask in the energy and sentiment of the day….

Aim High Educator Spotlight

Rosa Ayala spends her days empowering English learners as a translator/interpreter at her high school alma mater, East Palo Alto Academy. In the summer, Rosa works as a site director (Aim High’s equivalent of a school principal) at our East Palo Alto campus. We posed the following 8 questions to Rosa. Her responses shed light…