Higher Achievement



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. 

The Commitment:

  • 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. 

Sustainable Development Goals
66 People | 797 Impacts | 1,660 Hours