Essential Lessons from Aim High Alums

This summer, writer and longtime educator Kenny Logan visited Aim High’s site at SF Community School and spoke to teachers and graduates about their experience.  In this reflection, the second in a series of three, two Aim High graduates share the lessons they learned as students and teachers in the program. Mariah Napoles, a sophomore…

Guest Blogger: Kaneem Thornton

I’m Kaneem Thornton and I am an Aim High Reach for a Dream Scholar.  This past fall, Aim High piloted a new program for students who where interested in applying to top Bay Area high schools.  I am sharing my experience about this new pilot program called High School Workshop Series for others who might…

Guest blogger: Judy Lei reflects on her visits to Aim High’s Headlands Environmental Home

In the Tennessee Valley of the Marin Headlands, Aim High students have been working since 1996 to restore habitat and restore watershed lands as official Site Stewards in partnership with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Part outdoor ed, part leadership retreat, and part volunteer project, the Aim High Headlands Environmental Home program serves nearly…

Guest blogger: Cameron Yuen-Shore reflects on his years at Aim High

My personal Aim High journey started out on that first day like a lot of kids. Imagine…it’s a balmy 52 in the Ingleside neighborhood of San Francisco and I’ve got the hood up and the hat down and I cannot believe that I’m going back to summer school already. And after that first day, you…