This Weeks Spotlight Organization is Higher Achievement

higher_achievement_kidsHigher Achievement's Mission

Higher Achievement's rigorous afterschool and summer academic program closes the opportunity gap for middle school youth in at-risk communities. The program's proven model provides a rigorous year-round learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed. On average, 95 percent of scholars who complete Higher Achievement advance to top academic high school programs and 93 percent advance to college.

Program Highlights

Afterschool classes are held daily at various locations in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. Please visit Higher Achievement’s website to see a full schedule of nightly programs!

How You Can Get Involved

There are four main ways to get involved with Higher Achievement. First is by contributing your time as a mentor or volunteer. Mentors volunteer two hours per week from October to May and teach a small group of scholar’s mathematics, literature, or a seminar course. Volunteers help scholars with homework and other projects. Second is by donating, either through the local President’s Council, visiting to see what stores give their proceeds to Higher Achievement, or making individual contributions. Thirdly, you can share your expertise by serving as a guest lecturer, participating in a job-shadowing day, or judging one of our academic events. Finally, you can help Higher Achievement simply by spreading the word! Tell others about Higher Achievement and encourage them to support our scholars and get involved.


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