Become a Mentor!

Higher Achievement needs YOU!

Be a Mentor: Higher Achievement Program

Our young scholars are in need of mentors for the 2012-2013 school year!

Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not.

Only 68% of youth in America graduate from High School, and 23% finish college.

We envision a world where every student’s potential and promise is realized, regardless of their circumstances.

Higher Achievement closes the opportunity gap during the pivotal middle school years, and 93% of our graduates go on to college.

By leveraging the power of communities, Higher Achievement’s proven model provides a rigorous year-round learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed.

You can be a part of this amazing change happening in our nation’s capital…

I hope you consider joining our learning community, or passing this on to others who you think might be interested.

Higher Achievement is offering two volunteer positions for this upcoming school year:


What: Teach a small group of 5th or 6th graders in a core academic subject—Math, Literature, or an Elective Seminar (all curriculum and training provided), while building caring and supportive relationships with scholars that make a sustainable impact!

When: 6:00-8:15 pm (at least one night per week)—Mondays, Tuesdays, and/or Thursdays, from September until early May

Study Hall Aides

What: Work with a group of 5th-8th graders to help them complete homework after school while building lasting relationships on trust and academic success!

When: 3:30-6:15 pm (at least one afternoon per week)—Mondays, Tuesdays, and/or Thursdays, from late September until early May.

Where: Both mentoring and study hall aide opportunities are available at 6 different locations in the DC Metro area— Capitol Hill, Brightwood/Petworth, Adams Morgan, Benning Road, Anacostia, and Alexandria, VA. (click the links for a map!)

To sign up now, visit our web site at and complete an application.

Alternatively, you may call Matt Thornton at 202.375.7733 or email

Join our learning community today!