Nurturing the Next Generation of Leaders

In 2022, High Jump scholars and alumni accomplished the following:


of High Jump scholars matriculated to rigorous top college prep high schools


of High Jump alumni graduated from high school


of High Jump alumni will be the first in their families to attend college

And for every year of High Jump, scholars’ math and reading test scores improve at almost twice the rate of the average middle school student nationally.

Scholars go on to do Big Things

After High Jump, our scholars go on to attend top high schools and colleges in Chicago and across the country and graduate from college at a higher rate than their peers.

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4-Year College Completion Rates

87% of High Jump scholars graduate from 4-year colleges within six years of high school completion compared to 41% of their peers.


High Jump alumni Cohorts 18-20*


All academically strong low-income students nationally†


All academically strong high-income students†

*within six years of high school completion
within eight years of high school completion

Growing Our Impact

As one of just a few programs in Chicago that provide academic enrichment for middle schoolers, the demand for High Jump is at an all-time high.


Eligible Students


Annual Applications


Scholars Enrolled

With your help, we can meet the demand and grow our impact exponentially.

Learn how High Jump has changed students lives

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Colleges and Universities Attended by High Jump Alumni

Allegheny College
Boston University
Bradley University
Brandeis University
Brown University
Carthage College
Case Western Reserve University
City of Chicago - Harold Washington College
City of Chicago - Kennedy-King College
City of Chicago - Wright College
Claremont Mckenna College
Colgate University
Columbia College Chicago
Depaul University
Depauw University
Dominican University
Duke University
Emory University
George Washington University
Grand Canyon University-Traditional
Howard University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State University
Knox College
Lake Forest College
Lawrence University
Loyola University Chicago
Marquette University
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Middlebury College
Monmouth College
Moraine Valley Community College
Morehouse College
National Louis University
North Park University
Northeastern University
Northern Illinois University
Northwestern University

Oberlin College
Occidental College
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Pace University
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Roosevelt University
Saint Xavier University
Southern University And A&M College
St. Olaf College
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Tennessee State University
The New School
The Ohio State University
Tufts University
UIC - University of Illinois Chicago
University of Chicago
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Louisville
University of Michigan
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University
Western Illinois University
Wright State University
Xavier University of Louisiana
Yale University