Reach for a Dream
Aim High’s award-winning summer program for middle school youth combines rigorous academics with a fun and highly supportive learning environment and has been supporting students and families for 28 years.
Learn more about Aim High sites, the Aim High summer program and the Headlands Environmental Home, or read about just a few of the incredible graduates and teachers who have benefited from the Aim High program at our Success Stories page.
Connect With Aim High
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25 Years of Aim High
In honor of our 25th anniversary, Aim High's created a video series that tells stories of our program, teachers, and graduates past and present. Click to open the video player and watch all seven!
- The Aim High Experience
- Changing Lives: Vanessa '11
- Building Tomorrow's Teachers
- Changing Lives: Dakarai '08
- Changing Lives: Adolfo '88
- The Headlands Environmental Home
- Our Vision
Sponsored in part by First Republic Bank
Help Us Dream Bigger
With your support, this year we will serve 1,500 youth at 14 campuses across the Bay Area. Consider making Aim High part of your Holiday giving. You can change a life this summer. Donate today.
Hear from an Aim High graduate, Oscar!
Oscar has been involved with Aim High for years, both as a student and as a teaching intern. Now he’s off to UC Santa Cruz. Learn more about how our program helped him thrive by watching his story.
Recent Awards & Recognitions
2013 Award for Excellence in Collaboration
Aim High is the proud recipient of the 2013 Award for Excellence in Collaboration from the National Partnership for Educational Access. This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated successful and positive results in forming, cultivating and implementing a collaboration that serves to increase the educational opportunities for underrepresented students. Learn more about the awards and about NPEA here.
2012 Community Leadership Award
Aim High was chosen by The San Francisco Foundation as one of its Community Leadership Award recipients in 2012. It was an unforgettable evening, and we were very proud to see many of our dedicated teachers and alumni in attendance. Check out the inspiring video created in our honor by The San Francisco Foundation:
Aim High Generations Gala
On November 13, over 400 supporters gathered to celebrate Aim High at our 2013 Generations Gala. Through our corporate sponsors, host committee, and Fund a Dream auction, we raised $600,000. To view some photos from the event click here.
2013 Fall ProgramsAll Fall Programs are available to students who participated in Aim High in the summer of 2013. All other students are not eligible to participate.
Aim High Tutoring ProgramAim High offers after-school tutoring at two locations, Lick Wilmerding High School and The Urban School. Our tutoring is run by a group of students at those schools and provide homework support and test preparation. Students that need more support should contact us and we can provide references to other organizations. To sign up for tutoring or to learn more, please click the link.
High School Application WorkshopsAim High holds a series of 8 Saturday workshops in the Fall for current Aim High 8th graders who are interested in applying to selective high schools. The workshops include access to mentors, essay writing help, financial aid information, and test preparation. Enrollment for the workshops will not begin until the end of September.