In 1975 Greg Gannon, a local teacher, founded Higher Achievement to bridge the opportunity gap for youth in Washington, DC. Over the past 40 years, we have propelled more than 10,000 middle school students to success.

Higher Achievement’s proven program model offers over 600 hours of year-round academic enrichment to fifth through eighth grade students from low-income communities in order to promote academic gains and leadership.

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In 2020, 69% of regularly attending scholars earned an A or B in math

Our high-dosage afterschool academic enrichment program combines individualized tutoring, mentoring, and social-emotional support for middle school youth in the DC Metro region.

Due to COVID-19, our physical office and Centers are closed until further notice, but virtual programming continues each week!