Climb Higher: Savoring the Memories of Aim High’s 2017 Gala

Our 2017 Annual Gala on November 15 was a remarkable success! We’re still feeling the glow. Thank you to everyone who joined us on November 15 as a guest, sponsor, or honoree. We raised enough funds to add 525 new students to our program in Summer 2018. The evening wouldn’t have been possible without you, so thank…

Win Amazing Prizes at Aim High’s 2017 Annual Gala

Aim High’s biggest event of the year (after the summer program, of course) is this Wednesday. In anticipation of our Annual Gala and After Party, we’re giving you a sneak peak of the amazing prizes you can enter to win that evening. Get excited! What prize(s) you’ll walk away with? I’ve got dibs on the Provence…

Summer 2017 Career Day Highlights

This summer, generous companies across the Bay Area hosted Aim High at their offices for Career Days, a fun and informative way to help students understand the connection between education and careers. See how Credit Suisse, Dolby Laboratories, and GoPro made summer meaningful for students while exposing them to a variety of professional pathways. To…

To Our Aim High Community Regarding DACA

Today, we sent at statement to our families regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to end DACA. If you need support in connecting with the resources, please contact the Aim High Central Office at 415-551-2301.   To learn more about the recent DACA decision, please refer to the list of resources below. FAQ from CSU 5…

Aim High Food Trucks Get Students Thinking Creatively About Food

Building cardboard food trucks have been an important summer activity for the past few years at Aim High’s Mission District campus. Inspired by the short documentary Caine’s Arcade, which tells of an imaginative 9-year-old who spends his summer vacation constructing a cardboard arcade in his father’s auto shop, Aim High’s food trucks give students the…

Aim High Students Experience a Day with the Warriors

Aim High students experienced an unforgettable Career Day when they visited the Golden State Warriors Corporate Headquarters in downtown Oakland this summer. Rising seventh grade student toured the workspace, took pictures with trophies, and even played some ball on the Warriors’ official practice court. Students also had the pleasure of chatting with Warriors PA announcer Matt Hurwitz and…

Gaela Peters, Veteran Aim High Site Director, Says “See You Soon”

Beloved Aim High and San Francisco educator, Gaela Peters, is not saying goodbye, she is saying see you later. Gaela has spent 10 years with Aim High, including six as a Site Director for our Excelsior campus. She is a school counselor at Balboa High School during the academic year. On July 21, she is…

Christina Chase

Christina Chase Inspires Aim High Educators with Her Words of Wisdom

Aim High’s very own Teaching and Learning Manager and former Site Director Christina Chase set the tone for summer #32 at our 2017 All Campus Day at Marin Academy. Delivering closing remarks to an auditorium full of enthusiastic Aim High teachers, she encouraged them to be the educator “who makes learning and hard work cool.” We…

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…