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We think our mission is newsworthy. The press—and bestowers of prestigious awards—agree. Read on for a sampling of Aim High’s media coverage and other recognition of our powerful, empowering impact.

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Awards

2016 CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE AWARD
Aim High co-founder and Executive Director Alec Lee was named a Champion of Change by the Obama White House in 2016. He was honored alongside nine other changemakers for his leadership in operating a high-quality summer learning program that helps bridge the opportunity gap for low-income students.
2012 COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD
Aim High was recognized by the San Francisco Foundation “for closing the achievement gap through programs that inspire a love of learning and a strong sense of community.”
2008 EXCELLENCE IN SUMMER LEARNING AWARD
The National Summer Learning Association selected Aim High as one of three 2008 recipients of the Excellence in Summer Learning Award. The award recognizes summer programs exhibiting excellence in accelerating academic achievement and promoting positive development for young people.
2006 BANK OF AMERICA NEIGHBORHOOD BUILDER AWARD
Bank of America awarded Aim High the highly competitive Neighborhood Builders Award. Aim High was awarded a $200,000 grant for general operating support over two years in addition to a year-long professional development program for senior leaders.