Higher Achievement is a rigorous, supportive, and fun afterschool program for 5th-8th grade scholars, culminating in placement in college preparatory high schools. We understand that no two scholars are alike. However, we are all united in a strong belief in our four social justice pillars—voice, freedom, justice, and solidarity—and all students leave the program ready and able to pursue their ambitions. Higher Achievement seeks to build a world where every child’s promise and potential are realized, regardless of circumstance.
- After school (3:45-6:30 pm- flexible hours can be discussed), 1-4 days/week.
- Work with a small group of scholars as they engage in homework and activities to build on scholars’ strengths and reflect their cultures and values.
- Center support, setting up for activities, electives, and possible office duties.
- No experience is required! Training and activities provided.
Two Volunteering Locations:
Ward 6: Eliot-Hine Middle School
1830 Constitution Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002
Metrorail and Metrobus: By Metrorail, Eliot-Hine is a 5-minute walk from the Stadium-Armory station (Blue, Orange, Silver lines). By Metrobus, Eliot-Hine is accessible by lines B2, D6, and 96.
Ward 7: Kelly Miller Middle School
301 49th Street NE
Washington, DC 20019
Metrorail and Metrobus: By Metrorail, Kelly Miller MS is a 10-minute walk from the Benning Road Blue and Silver Line stop. By Metrobus, Kelly Miller MS is accessible by U5, U6, W4, 96, and 97.