40 Stories

In honor of our anniversary, we have selected 40 exceptional alumni, mentors, donors, staff members, and board members to profile as part of our 40 Stories Project. These scholars and supporters range from famous comedians to successful accountants to award-winning poets to respected lawyers – and everywhere in between.

Meet Howard

“I put in what they put in,” says mentor Howard Johnson, referring to his 401K mentoring plan where he matches his scholars investment in their education, just like companies do for their employees. Howard asks that scholars put their all into advancing their academics and becoming leaders in their community. In return, Howard commits to being a mentor that will go above and beyond in supporting them.

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Proven Results

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95%

Graduate high school on time

That is 20% higher than the average graduation rates in our cities.

Randomized trial study

Gains from participation in Higher Achievement equaled 48 extra school days in math and 30 extra school days in reading per year.

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63%

Higher Achievement scholars show positive grade impacts.

 

There is no doubt that Higher Achievement is the most effective after school and summer program in the country.

Dr. Leigh Linden

University of Texas, Austin

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Awards

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i3 Grantee

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In The News

Field Day RVA featured on WTVR-6

Relive your youth at Field Day RVA
Posted on 5.24.18 | WTVR-6
RICHMOND, Va – Teams of 5-8 people will compete in events like a water balloon…

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This is not a sleepover!

Did you know that an estimated 30% of the current college population is made up of first generation college students? This means that many of these…

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Onward and Upward – Green Apples 2018

“Behind you, all your memories. Before you, all your dreams. Around you, all who love you. Within you, all you need.” – Unknown
The transition…

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DC Scholars Become Entrepreneurs

In DC, Higher Achievement scholars participated in Lemonade Day, an entrepreneurship seminar hosted by George Washington University that culminates in…

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The Timing of Interventions is Key

By 2020, 65% of jobs nationwide will require post-secondary education, for which Baltimore City students are dramatically underprepared. National and…

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