Early College Awareness with AIM HIGH

The Priory School

Saturday, November 17, 2018


One hundred eighteen AIM High students and ten parents attended the event which was co-sponsored with the Harvard Club of St. Louis.  They were a lively, engaged group of middle school students drawn from the St. Louis Public Schools, the Normandy Educational Collaborative, Ritenour, and University districts. They spent the morning in a variety of workshops and discussion groups with topics like logging school (an example of alternatives to more traditional post-secondary choices), how to determine your path to a professional career with three different Harvard grads, all female. Two were lawyers and one had been a college faculty member. Another presenter, a female African- American physician talked about STEM careers.  Imani Harris, the director of programs for Aim High has suggested that the Harvard Club might collaborate on a separate follow up event more directly focused on career paths.

AIM HIGH has been working to increase the academic chances of underserved students in the metropolitan area since 1991. Long term partnerships with the John Burroughs School, the St. Louis Priory School and lately, Villa Duchesne and the Oak Hill School have created more opportunity for the year round and summer programs which now enroll as many 450 students annually.  Donations and volunteers are always welcome.

Submitted by:

Mary Seager ‘64

Harvard liason