Reach for a Dream

Aim High closes the opportunity gap for under-resourced middle school youth by providing them with a free summer learning program. Summers at Aim High are rigorous, enriching and joyful. Students come back again and again, with many of our graduates returning to teach at Aim High.

After 28 summers of service to the community, we are the Bay Area’s leading and largest provider of summer learning opportunities for middle school students.

Learn more about Aim High sites, the Aim High summer program and the Aim High Environmental Homes, 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.

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 below.



Help Us Dream Bigger

With your support, this year we will inspire 1,600 middle school students at 15 campuses across the Bay Area. You can change a life this summer. Donate today.

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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.


2014 Summer Program

Program Dates:
San Francisco and South Bay/Peninsula
(June 23rd - July 25th)
Oakland, Marin and Tahoe/Truckee
(June 30th – August 1st)
For Returning Students
RETURNING students who completed the 5-week program last year will receive a letter in the mail after March 1st. The letter contains login information to access the renewal system below.
For New Student Applicants
NEW students can click the button below to apply to attend Aim High in the summer.
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For Teachers

NEW to Aim High? Aim High is currently interviewing Lead Teachers, Interns and Teaching Assistants for this summer.
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RETURNING teachers will be contacted by Site Directors with information on your offer status by March 2014. Please do not re-apply unless instructed to do so. This includes Volunteers, TAs and Interns who are looking to change positions—Site Directors will make updates to positions where relevant.

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