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AIM HIGH
May 25, 2011

The Exploratorium's Educational Outreach Program has partnered with Aim High in San Francisco for over 20 years. Aim High creates an academic summer program for middle school students that manages to be rigorous while still fun, playful, enriching, and socially relevant. Older students are encouraged to come back to the program as volunteers and many do. Each campus has a unique character and enthusiastic, caring staff - many of whom are college-aged young adults honing their teaching skills. Students, families, staff, and community partners all benefit greatly from Aim High. It is one of San Francisco Bay Area's educational treasures.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that most of the high school students and youth staff in our year-round, multi-year STEM program started in Aim High.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

see that they received enough monies to start an endowment and be able to sustain and expand their program without the ever-present need to raise funds.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & My museum program partners with Aim High each summer.

AIM HIGH
September 29, 2009

In my capacity as the Educational Outreach Program Director of the Exploratorium (San Francisco's hands-on science museum,) I have been collaborating with Aim High for over 20 years. The relationship has lasted this long because it works. The staff, students, and volunteers at Aim High are always committed, enthusiastic, and easy to work with. There's a true sense of community at each campus and with Aim High as a whole. We're proud to be part of that community.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that Aim High's students are so enthusiastic about being in our science education programs, many of them commit to our programs beyond their time in Aim High, with some eventually coming to work with us at our science museum.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & Collaborated with Aim High to provide science education programming for over 20 years.