Aim High is part of the New York Life Foundation’s ongoing investment in middle school outside of school time programs to help underserved eighth-graders reach ninth grade on time – a cause in which the Foundation has invested more than $24 million since 2013.
Importantly, research has shown that for disadvantaged students, more learning time in the form of high-quality afterschool, expanded-day and summer programs leads to greater academic achievement, better school attendance and more engaged students. This year, 18 awards will be made to afterschool, summer and expanded learning programs nationwide through a competitive application process and grant recipients may use the funds for technical assistance, enhancing direct service activities, and/or program expansion.
While the 2017 application deadline has passed, additional details on eligibility, timing, etc. can be found at http://afterschoolalliance.org/awards.cfm