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.

  • Aim High at Home is designed to build community and connection (even while physically apart). Just as we have for the last 35 years, our virtual program will make learning FUN and create a safe space for students to make new friends and try new things.

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  • At Aim High, community and connection are at the core of everything we do. Your support will provide students with a safe community to talk about what’s on their mind, and engaging projects to make summer enriching, fun and joyful. Invest in education this summer.

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Our Model Creates Opportunities for Success

  • 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
This is Hard, and That’s Okay

During shelter-in-place, we have been reaching out to our Aim High educators for guidance on maintaining connection and community. Today, we’re sharing reflections from Michelle Cody, an Aim High graduate who is the founding site director for our Bayview campus at Willie Brown Middle School. The interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.  …

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….