Allan Quevedo Jut

Allan

Before Aim High, Allan was shy and didn’t have many friends. He was bullied and struggled with his identity. He preferred books to conversation. He kept to himself. In sixth grade, Allan enrolled in Aim High, an experience that he says changed his life, both academically and socially.

Sarah

Growing up, Sarah’s parents worked two jobs each to support the family. When summer came around, they worried about Sarah and her brother sitting alone at home. When an Aim High recruiter stopped by her brother’s school,  Sarah’s parents jumped at the opportunity to enroll them in a free summer program. “I would’ve been at…

Deena

In middle school, Deena was shy and quiet – a far cry from who she is today. But after spending three summers at Aim High, Deena came out of her shell. Her Aim High teachers empowered her. “They saw potential in me that I did not see in myself,” she says. With her teachers’ help,…

Steve

Steve graduated from Aim High in 2016. Since participating in our summer program, he proudly says his grades have improved, and he has learned to see the best in himself and in peers. Like many of our graduates, he will return next summer to teach in to our program, inspiring the younger generation to continue…