Higher Achievement | Mentoring Opportunities

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Higher Achievement

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Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. Higher Achievement seeks to build a world where every child's promise and potential is realized, regardless of circumstances.

Higher Achievement closes the opportunity gap during the pivotal middle school years. By leveraging the power of communities, Higher Achievement's proven model provides a rigorous year-round learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed.

Higher Achievement is an intensive after school and summer program that helps middle school students reach their full potential in high school, college, and beyond.

Mentors teach up to four scholars in either humanities or STEM, with a strong emphasis on relationship building.

As a mentor, you choose the subject you would like to work with, and we provide you with curriculum, training, and on-site support.

The commitment to being a mentor is one hour one night a week throughout the school year, October-May.

Mentors work with scholars from 5:45-7pm, Tuesday and Thursday. Mentoring will be held at Pittsburgh Sterrett 6-8.

This is a perfect opportunity persons of any age, career or college major to make a difference and gain experience. However, it especially provides invaluable experience for those interested in education, child development, medicine, and the social sciences.

To apply, visit higherachievement.org/become-a-mentor and sign in as a new applicant. Follow the instructions to submit your application.

Questions? Email nwilliams@higherachievement.org or call 412.605.8448

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About Higher Achievement


6507 Wilkins Ave, #110, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, US

Mission Statement

High Achievement’s mission is to develop critical academic habits and attitudes in vulnerable middle school children ('scholars’) from underserved inner city neighborhoods in order to improve their grades, standardized tests scores, and attendance, and increase their educational opportunities through acceptance and scholarships to private, parochial, and public high school programs.


Higher Achievement offers an intensive academic afterschool program that helps middle school students reach their full potential in high school, college and beyond with the help of volunteer academic mentors.

Mentors teach up to three Higher Achievement scholars in either an academic subject or a college preparatory skill such as career exploration, public speaking and technology.

One evening per week from 6:00 - 7:00 pm M/T/TH throughout the school year.


We have three locations:

Homewood - Pittsburgh Westinghouse

Hill District - Pittsburgh University Prep

West End - Pittsburgh Langley

To apply:


Click Volunteer

Click Apply Here

Sign in as a New Applicant

Folow the instructions and complete the application.

Questions? jaxelson@higherachievement.org

(804) 643-7753


We'll work with your schedule.


7100 Reynolds StPittsburgh, PA 15208



  • Mentoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5:45-7:15 one night per week, Tuesdays or Thursdays

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