Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Higher Achievement Centers Coming to Richmond

We have some very exciting news to share – Higher Achievement, in partnership with Richmond Public Schools, will be opening two new achievement centers in Richmond in 2011! Our Richmond team will be led by Eleanor Rouse, who most recently served as National Development Director for Girls For A Change. We’re thrilled to have her on board.

We’ll be sharing more information for scholars, mentors, and community partners in this space soon. In the meantime, if you have questions or want more information, contact Eleanor directly at or 804.921.8211.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Higher Achievement on MSNBC

On Sunday, August 15th, Higher Achievement was featured on MSNBC's Making the Grade, which put national focus on the current state of education. Specifically, Higher Achievement was featured in the "Ending the 'Brain Drain'" segement, which spoke directly to summer learning loss.

Click here to see the complete list of videos.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mentoring Monday - August 16th

Mentoring Monday - August 16th
Make a difference in a child's life

FOX 5 and Higher Achievement are calling on you to be a part of our successful Mentoring Monday campaign.

On Monday, August 16th, 14 Mentoring organizations will be on hand at a phone bank to answer questions from viewers. Call 202-895-3307 between 6 and 10a.m. to learn how to get involved.

You can make a difference in a child's life by lending your time, attention, help with homework, just being there as a friend.

There are many young people in single parent or troubled households, who would benefit.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

MSNBC to Feature Higher Achievement


NEW YORK—July 28, 2010—MSNBC and Ebony Magazine are partnering up in August to put education issues in the forefront of the nation’s spotlight. Beginning August 9, MSNBC will feature twice-daily segments focusing on a variety of pertinent education issues, including the central challenges facing our public school systems today, the benefits of charter schools versus traditional public schools and how to improve the quality of our school systems on a national level.

The partnership will culminate in a two-hour education special, “Making The Grade,” which will air on MSNBC on Sunday, August 15, beginning at noon ET.
The special will feature Higher Achievement.
Click here to read the entire press release.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Higher Achievement Goes to College!

Click here to read the recent coverage on our recent visit to the University of Maryland, and what our scholars learned about healthy living.

Higher Achievement featured by WAMU and the Baltimore Sun!

In the true spirit of summer learning, local media stations highlight Higher Achievement scholars returning home from their annual college trips.

Click here to read WAMU's article, "Program Exposes Underprivileged Kids To College Life."

And click here to read the Baltimore Sun's article, "City students get taste of college."

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

More Olympics of the Mind Coverage!

Higher Achievement Baltimore hosted their Olympics of the Mind event on Monday, August 2, 2010, at Digital Harbor High School. The event was complete with academic judges, time keepers, score cards, and plenty of academic games to stimulate their 120 scholars.

Click here to see WJZ's coverage of Higher Achievement Baltimore Olympics of the Mind, and be sure to check out the video too!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Higher Achievement Parent a Guest on NPR

Higher Achievement parent, Danni Tucker, was recently featured on NPR's Tell Me More during a segment called, "Summer Vacation or Summer Digression," which speaks to summer learning loss.

Ms. Tucker is a regularly featured guest on Michel Martin's Tell Me More segment, and can be heard every Tuesday morning at 11:15 am discussing various topics that affect parents and their children.

Higher Achievement partner, Ron Fairchild, of the National Summer Learning Association, was also featured in this news segment.

Click here to listen to the show. features Higher Achievement!

Click here to read the article on this year's Olympics of the Mind!