My child has spent two summers at Aim High. Two awesome summers. She has opened up and made lots of new friends. She enjoys her learning experiences there. The Aim High staff really relate to the kids and make everything fun. It doesn't feel like a summer school program. We are so thrilled with Aim High, we are coming back next year with another child plus we are signing up for the afterschool tutoring they provide during the school year.
For the last five years I have been personally involved with the program. My brother and I have both gone through the program and loved it. Before this program I was not someone who would take chances, try new things, and believe that I could literally aim high. Once I finished the program I had made long lasting friends, I know that as a minority I can still aim high and love academics, my grades and my engagement in class has improved, and I am willing to take on any challenges and take risks. I will make a speech in front of a crowd or perform, because of my experience at Aim High. Every year I will help out Aim High with recruiting kids or help out at fundraisers because of my experience. My brother and I have gone back to volunteer and work with these students to make a difference in their lives as those T.A.s and teachers have made a difference in ours.
Great organization..my daughter attended this summer program and has benefited in so many ways. Come fall she was ready and willing to take on an important role in her own education
My son attended Aim High the past two summer and absolutely loved it. Now that is a miracle statement coming from my son! He hates summer school because "it just does not make sense to go to school during the summer"! During Aim High he jumped out of bed to get there early and came home excited to talk about what they did and the friends he made. He can not wait for next summer and has already mention going back as a volunteer when he is old enough! Thank you Aim High for showing my son that learning can be fun!
I was astounded, thoroughly impressed and extremely fortunate to have learned about this phenomenal summer program. It provided my son with an enriching academic experience and sports activities. A parent could not ask for more in a summer program.
My experience as a single mother of two children has been very supportive. My oldest son is the one who was accepted to participate in this program for the following two years. Last summer was the first time we were part of Aim High. I said WE because we attended as a family the orientation, and we have been involved in the program, bringing our country food in a cultural event, and been welcome very warmly since the begining for the teachers and staff. After the program was over I can basically observed and feel my son more assertive and entusiastic about school, and himself. Thank you Aim High for having us be part of the program, and ernriching my son's academic and social life.
AIM High walks the talk relative to educational equity! Our son was lucky enough to get into their summer program and it has made a significant difference in his beginning school year achievement. This program is truly a gem and worthy of much public support.
Aim High does such important work, teaching our kids. My daughter and I have had one incredible summers. The love and passion and dedication the teachers have day in and day out throughout the program. Aim High it's such a wonderfull program.
Aim High does such important work, teaching our kids to have high expectations for themselves. The Bishop O Dowd site in East Oakland has been such a blessing!
This program provides everyone with a chance to learn and have fun at the same time! For those who don't like to work out of a book or worksheets, it perfect. We mostly learn from activities. Also every Friday, we explore our neighborhood and learn our cultures. Plus we get ready for our futures and we learn to take the right path. Aim High gave me the best summer ever and I could never forget it even if i wanted to. The trips to the exploratorium was unforgettable. I smile just thinking about it!