First Lady Salutes Higher Achievement Program (I was part of this as a kid!)


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Higher Achievement is the proud recipient of the Coming Up Taller Award, the nation's highest honor for out-of-school time organizations providing humanities and arts programming to children with great potential, but limited outlets for creative expression.
 
First Lady Michelle Obama presented the award to Higher Achievement during a special ceremony at the White House on November 4th. Higher Achievement is one of only 15 award winners, selected from more than 400 nominees from across the nation.

Wow, what happy news. I was in HAP throughout elementary school. It was like school after school in order to push me ahead academically. A few years ago I emceed one of the organization's fundraisers. It so good to see this group getting the recognition it deserves. It really did change the course of my life for the better. Because of the extra investment of HAP, I was able to apply and gain entry to Sidwell Friends, and today, I spend most of my time on Twitter. Success!! :)