On March 5, Aim High St. Louis held its Luminosity fundraiser (which supports programs that enhance the academic potential of economically disadvantaged metro area middle schoolers) in the .ZACK’s Urban Ballroom in St. Louis’ Covenant Blu-Grand Center neighborhood. Mike and Terry Mulligan, honorees at the event, received the Keith Shahan Award for being instrumental advocates to the organization over the years, which has led to the growth and success of hundreds of its young participants.
Aim High, which annually serves 375 area students, involves a four-year summer academic-and-enrichment program to encourage positive development for students and help them become leaders and positive contributors in the community.
“Aim High is an equity-based program designed for middle school students to help prepare them for high school and really start thinking about their future beyond," executive director Julie Angelica said. "Luminosity is an opportunity for people to support Aim High and make sure we can continue to offer this program to amazing kids, tuition-free.”