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Higher Achievement is a nonprofit afterschool and summer program for middle school youth in Alexandria. They are currently seeking volunteer mentors and part-time staff for the Fall semester, which begins in early October. They have two paid positions available: Achievement Coach and Center Aide. Please click on the link to each job to see the requirements, pay, description, and application process.

About Higher Achievement

Higher Achievement believes that talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. We work to close the achievement gap for motivated – yet underserved – students from low-income communities. We intervene during the critical transition to middle school by providing year-round, multi-year support for students in the 5th – 8th grades. As students prepare to graduate from our program in the 8th grade, we help them transition successfully to advanced high school programs that keep students on track for college. On average, 95% of Higher Achievement scholars graduate high school on time.

Founded in 1975 in Washington, DC, as a grassroots effort to create learning opportunities for children in low-income neighborhoods, Higher Achievement has impacted the lives of more than 10,000 young people and currently operates Achievement Centers in Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA, Baltimore, MD, Pittsburgh, PA, and Richmond, VA. Higher Achievement’s award-winning model of rigorous academic mentoring, individualization of services, and comprehensive academic support is guided by leading research for effective out-of-school time programs. More information about Higher Achievement may be found at: http://www.higherachievement.org.

 

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