HEAF identifies students in middle school and supports them until they have successfully graduated from four-year colleges through a variety of after-school, Saturday, and summer educational and youth development programs. HEAF takes students who are on or above grade level and gives them the tools they need to reach higher. HEAF students participate in academic enrichment and youth development programs after school, on Saturdays, and during the summer. Our educational model is a blend of academic support, enrichment and acceleration. HEAF helps students and families: Prepare and compete for coveted slots in New York City's top public high schools Get academic support from middle school through college Apply and gain admissions to competitive colleges and universities Identify scholarship and financial aid resources for higher education Explore career options Develop the leadership and communication skills needed to succeed in life Challenge themselves and take charge of their futures
Annual Benefit Dinner, monetary donations
The Harlem Educational Activities Fund, or HEAF, is a comprehensive, non-profit supplemental education and youth development organization that helps motivated students develop the intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values, and personal resiliency they need to ensure success in school, career, and life.
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):