In 2019, more than 1,500 donors made it possible for Aim High to bring its academically rigorous, joyful and community-centered program to 2,300 students throughout the Bay Area and Tahoe-Truckee. We share a belief with each of them that quality education is a right for all students.

Over five weeks, 500 Aim High educators boosted students’ confidence, strengthened their academic skills and inspired them to set ambitious goals for high school and beyond. Click here to learn more about our 2019 impact.

In 2019, our 2,300 students gained access to:

  • 10,000 hours of outdoor education
  • 70,200 healthy breakfasts and lunches
  • 35 visits to local companies
  • 157,500 hours of enrichment activities
  • 330,000 minutes read in great books
  • 180,000 hours of academic instruction in math, science and humanities

Our Impact on Students

  • 82% of students said they feel more confident about doing their schoolwork next year

  • 83% of students showed improvement in their reading, writing, and science skills

  • 90% of students said they made new friends at Aim High

  • 88% of students feel they understand how to make positive life choices

  • 90% of parents feel their child is better prepared for school in the fall

Our Impact on Aim High Graduates*

Students Who Graduated High School On Time
  • 98%
    Aim High Students
  • 76%
    National average of low income students 1
Students Who Enrolled in College
  • 98%
    Aim High Graduates
  • 52%
    National average of low income students 2

Our Impact on Teachers

  • 71% of professional educators believe they will be a better teacher during the academic year

  • 81% of teachers feel their teaching skills have improved because of Aim High

  • 91% of teaching assistants reported that they gained valuable and important job skills at Aim High

*based on an 84% response rate of 773 students who completed Aim High in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
1 United States Department of Education. (2017). Common core of data [Data file]. Retrieved from
2 United States Department of Education. (2017). Immediate college enrollment rate [Data file]. Retrieved from ator_cpa.asp