Higher Achievement, DC Metro

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Basic Information

Address: 317 8th st NE Washington, DC 20002
Phone Number: 202-375-7733
Fax Number: 202-544-3644
Director: Matt Thornton

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Higher Achievement, DC Metro
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Additional Information

Causes Served: Youth, Mentoring, Education, Academic Enrichment
Clearances Required: Yes
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Middle School Youth, 5th-8th Grade
Ages for Volunteer: 16+
Hours of Service: 3:30-8:00 pm
Minimum Hours Required: 1 hour
Days of Service: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We close the achievement gap by offering motivated middle school students from under-served areas an opportunity-rich, nationally recognized year-round educational and high school preparatory program. The program, held after school and during the summer, culminates in college preparatory high school placement. For over 33 years, Higher Achievement has helped over 10,000 students achieve academic excellence. Grades improve, test scores improve, and academic behaviors are fostered through a program that works.

The organization has received numerous awards, but the most important measure of success is the results achieved by the Higher Achievement scholars themselves. Scholars enter the program with an average GPA of 2.3, and after four years, the GPA jumps to an impressive 3.8.

Higher Achievement is a champion of three principles: talent is everywhere, intellect is built through effort, and opportunities matter.

Program History:

For over 33 years, Higher Achievement has helped over 10,000 students achieve academic excellence. Grades improve, test scores improve, and academic behaviors are fostered through a program that works.

Additional Information:

 

Mentors Wanted!   For more information go to www.higherachievement.org or email volunteer@higherachievement.org

ALUMNI SEARCH! We are looking for Higher Achievement alumni. Simply email us at haalumni@higherachievement.org to reconnect.

SHOPPING FOR A GOOD CAUSE! Visit www.igive.com/HigherAchievement to find out how your online shopping can support the education of area middle school children.

WINNER!
- Catalogue for Philanthropy – Anniversary edition!
- Johns Hopkins University Excellence in Summer Learning Award
- CharityWorks Partner

 

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