Achieve Summer

Achieve Summer engages over 450 rising K-5th graders and 300 high schoolers in stimulating academic learning, varied enrichment activities, and a mentorship program to ensure a joyful and meaningful summer experience. The students, or “Little Buddies,” begin working every day on culturally relevant academic projects led by teachers and spend afternoons attending art, music, culinary, wellness, and STEM classes with their teen mentors or “Big Buddies.” Educators and interns receive daily professional development and a re-imagined coaching cycle to ensure that every member of our program grows and becomes a better leader.


Note: Achieve Miami’s in-person summer program was cancelled during Summer 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update our Achieve community in Spring 2021 about our ability to operate in-person programming in Summer 2021.

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Why Summer?

Our mission is to provide a fun, high quality academic and enriching summer experience to students, while empowering and developing the leadership capacity of high schoolers and educators in Miami. Our summer program provides a free, positive learning opportunity for our elementary students to instill a love of learning and keep them engaged and on-track over the summer. For our high school students and educators, we provide meaningful professional development and training to ensure everyone has the opportunity to hone and flex their leadership skills.

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