The Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc. (HEAF) is a comprehensive supplemental education and youth development organization that works to help motivated students from economically disadvantaged communities to develop the intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values and personal resiliency they need to ensure success in school, career and life. HEAF identifies scholars in middle school and supports them until they are successfully admitted to four-year colleges through a variety of after-school, Saturday and summer educational and youth development programs. In addition to site based programs, HEAF has a number of strategic partnerships with local colleges and educational organizations that enable the organization to provide a rich and varied menu of services.
In the last 15 years, 90% of their students have gone on to colleges and universities all over the country and graduated successfully. HEAF is lead by a committed board of professionals from the education, media, legal and business fields. The organization is committed to leveraging past successes to create future growth and expansion because they believe that every child deserves a HEAF. They're changing lives one mind at a time.
HEAF changes the lives of underserved young people beginning in middle school and continuing in college and beyond through a youth development approach that includes rigorous year-round academic enrichment, social and cultural exposure and constant individual attention.
HEAF will become a sustainable national supplemental education model that is highly valued, heavily supported and continually broadening its footprint by building upon its extraordinary impact on the students it serves, their families and the community.
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