30 Years, 30 Stories: Our Second Summer

Lakisha Young (Aim High Class of ‘89) remembers the day Aim High co-founders Alec Lee and Eleanor McBride came to her sixth grade classroom: “They handed out glossy folded brochures that detailed this ‘Aim High’ program. I was immediately drawn to the words ‘enrichment,’ ‘free,’ and the array of activities available to me… the most…

Paying it Forward: Aim High Puts Grads to Work

Aim High may be a five-week summer program, but if you look a little deeper, you’ll see that, once you get involved in the Aim High Magic, you’re in it for life.

Aim High Grad Delivers Powerful Speech to 450 People

On Thursday, November 12, 2015, we hosted Aim High’s Fifth Annual Generations Gala. It was an exciting evening and we will feel the glow for a long time to come. Beyond celebrating with our vibrant community of supporters and leaders, we also hosted our Inaugural Curiosity Lab and invited a recent Aim High graduate to take the podium….

Students and Families Prepare for Life Beyond Aim High

As our program heads into its final weeks, teachers are preparing our students and their families for the transitions they will face in the upcoming school year. Moving onto middle school, choosing a high school, and beginning to prepare for college can be stressful, and Futures Night is one way teachers are helping families and…

2014 Distinguished Alumna, Lakisha Young, shares her Aim High story

First and foremost, I’d like to thank my mom. I would not be able to share my story with all of you tonight without her support and belief in me. Unfortunately, she is not here tonight. She is on her first trip ever out of the country. I am very happy for her, but sad…

My Story is an Aim High Story: Gisell Chavez, 2013 graduate of Aim High

The following speech was delivered on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Annual Shorenstein Luncheon at the University Club in San Francisco: Good Afternoon. My name is Gisell Chavez. I am an Aim High Marin Academy graduate and freshman at San Rafael High School. Aim High has been important in shaping who I am today….

Aim High grad wins art contest

Doris Law, an Aim High @ Lick-Wilmerding graduate, recently won a $750 scholarship from the Yo’City, Yo’ Rules poster contest with her entry: “YOUths Can Make a Difference.” Doris also chose Aim High for a $750 mini-grant from the Youth Empowerment Fund. Many thanks to Doris for remembering us – and a big congratulations to…

Aim High Magic – My Story: by Ruby Wong

Today is the last day of Aim High, summer 2012. I’ve been going to Aim High Summer Program for 8 summers in a row. Nearly half my lifetime; and it had SUCH an incredibly big influence on my life and who I am today. That first summer that I filled out the Aim High application…

Tansy Mak, an Aim High graduate and blossoming Architect

Graduate Profile: Tansy Mak Our featured profile this week is an Aim High graduate who has truly moved onward to reach for her dreams.  Tansy Mak is an alumnus of Aim High at Lick-Wilmerding (’03) and recently graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Architecture.  She attributes her awareness of resources and opportunities for…

Aim High graduate Malia Cohen elected to San Francisco Board of Supervisors

On January 8th at City Hall, Aim High graduate Malia Cohen took office as the City Supervisor for District 10 of San Francisco. We sat down with her during her first few days on the job to talk about her Aim High days and her exciting new job. AH: 20 years ago you were a…