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  • ANNUAL REPORT 2010 -2011

  • HIGH JUMP Annual Report 2010-2011

    OUR MISSIONHigh Jump equalizes access to education for middle school students who have exhibited exceptional academic ambition and potential, and who are of limited economic means. We provide academic enrichment, counseling and support to students of diverse backgrounds, with the goals of sending our participants to superior college preparatory schools, ensuring their success while they are there, and enhancing their ability to gain admission to highly regarded four-year colleges and universities.

  • 1During the 2.5 years they are enrolled in High Jump, students participate in 350 classroom hours of academic enrichment, including Saturday programming and

    six-week intensive summer sessions. High Jump students receive mentoring, high

    school application and financial aid counseling, supplies and textbooks and are

    exposed to life-changing opportunities such as an annual outdoor educational

    leadership experience and other special activities.

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    from the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Friends of High Jump,

    On behalf of our team of devoted students, teachers, families, Board of Trustees,

    volunteers and staff, we are pleased to present High Jumps Annual Report. Nothing we

    accomplish as an organization could happen without the support of our generous donors

    and partners. We thank you.

    Your commitment to High Jump allows talented students with limited economic

    means to overcome the greatest barriers to admission at rigorous college preparatory high

    schools and four-year colleges: low grades and test scores. High Jump prepares these

    deserving young people for success in high school and beyond through rigorous academic

    enrichment and leadership development. Since 1989, High Jump has served more than

    850 students. One hundred percent of our alumni matriculate to and graduate

    from top college preparatory high schools and more than 85 percent attend college.

    We are proud of the work that High Jump has done and are grateful to our High

    Jump families, faculty and volunteers, for their dedication to the program.

    Indeed, 2010 was a year of major accomplishments, including turning the John Buck

    Company Foundations generous support into High Jumps second campus the Prep 6 program at the University of Chicago Lab Schools. Prep 6 enables 30 of Chicagos top

    sixth graders to benefit from intensive instruction in math, reading and writing in order

    to be prepared to excel in High Jump and the high schools they will eventually attend.

    High Jump has grown to challenge and support 150 students annually.

    Looking forward, we continue to be inspired by the heights High Jump alumni achieve

    as they progress on their paths to becoming our nations future leaders. In the last year,

    they have won accolades such as the Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award and

    earned support such as the Posse, Gates Millennium and Aetna Foundation/National

    Medical Fellowships Healthcare Leadership scholarships.

    We have more work to do as an organization, city and country to be ready for what

    the future will demand of us. High Jumps determined learners and future leaders are

    invaluable assets we have been entrusted to guide and challenge. We thank you for all

    you have done to support High Jump in the past and for what your future support will

    allow High Jump students to achieve.

    With gratitude,

    Lee Hart, Executive Director

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  • 5HIGHLIGHTS from 2010-2011 O High Jump expanded to a second campus during the summer of 2010. Prep 6 at

    the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools allows High Jump to serve 25 percent

    more students. This three-year pilot program, funded by the John Buck Company

    Foundation, recruits talented rising sixth grade students to participate in a course of

    study focused on math, reading and writing and is designed to prepare them for High

    Jumps middle school program and future academic success.

    O More than 50 top local and national schools attended High Jumps annual High

    School Fair to recruit from the graduating cohort of 65 students.

    O Independent, boarding and parochial schools committed more than $450,000 in

    scholarship funds for 18 graduates of 2011s Cohort 21.

    O Twelve students from Cohort 21 (Class of 2011) received scholarships from A Better

    Chance, Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation and Link Unlimited.

    O The Gates Millennium Scholarship was awarded for the second year in a row to

    a High Jump alum.

    O High Jump increased the number of presentations to schools for recruitment by

    70 percent, visiting 125 schools in 58 neighborhoods. Recruitment staff delivered

    70 in-classroom presentations, distributed more than 1,000 applications, and hosted

    two successful community meetings with more than 200 families in attendance.

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    STATEMENT of ACTIVITIES

    REVENUE

    EXPENSES

    SPECIAL EVENTS - 34%

    STUDENT FEES -1%

    IN-KIND CONTRIBUTION - 17%

    INDIVIDUAL DONORS - 24%

    FOUNDATIONS & CORPORATIONS - 24%

    INSTRUCTIONAL - 36%

    STUDENT ACTIVITIES & ALUMNI PROGRAMS - 4%

    INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT - 24%

    GENERAL ADMINISTRATION - 19%

    GENERAL INSTITUTIONAL - 11%

    STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES - 6%

  • 72010 STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICSCurrent High Jump students come from public, parochial and charter schools in 48

    Chicago neighborhoods. Enrollment priority is given to students who would be first in

    their family to attend college.

    RACIAL & ETHNIC DIVERSITY

    GENDER

    SCHOOL OF ORIGIN

    FEMALE55%

    MULTI-RACIAL - 1%

    CAUCASIAN - 3%

    MALE45%

    AFRICAN AMERICAN

    44%

    HISPANIC41%

    ASIAN AMERICAN

    11%

    CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS79%

    PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS - 6%

    CHARTER SCHOOLS - 15%

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    2010 STUDENT NEIGBORHOOD MAPHigh Jump serves students from throughout the city and suburbs, from a variety of

    neighborhoods and schools. The students of Cohort 21 and 22 come from 37 Chicago

    and seven suburban zip codes.

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  • HIGH SCHOOL MATRICULATION (eighth grade Class of 2011) One hundred percent of High Jump graduates attend and graduate from college

    preparatory high schools. The students of Cohort 21 were awarded more than $450,000

    in scholarships and financial aid.

    Cohort 21 students matriculated to the following college preparatory public, independent,

    boarding and parochial schools in the fall of 2011:

    PUBLIC SCHOOLS Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory High School

    Jones College Preparatory High School

    Kenwood Academy High School

    Lane Technical College Preparatory High School

    Lincoln Park High School, Double Honors

    Lincoln Park High School, International Baccalaureate

    Northside College Preparatory High School

    Odgen International School, International Baccalaureate

    Sullivan High School, Paideia Program

    Walter Payton College Preparatory High School

    Westinghouse College Preparatory High School

    Whitney Young Magnet High School

    INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

    Francis W. Parker School

    Latin School of Chicago

    BOARDING SCHOOLS

    Chesire Academy

    Choate Rosemary Hall

    Lake Forest Academy

    Philips Exeter Academ

    Western Reserve Academy

    PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

    Gordon Technical High School

    COLLEGE MATRICULATION (high school Class of 2011) O 44% of alumni are attending top 50 liberal arts colleges and national universities (as ranked by US News and World Report)

    O 92% of alumni matriculated to college:

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    4 YEAR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES - 78%

    COMMUNITY COLLEGES - 14%

    INFORMATION NOT AVAILABLE - 8%

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    HIGH JUMP 2010-2011 CONTRIBUTORS High Jump is grateful to the following individuals, corporations and foundations whose

    generosity made it possible for Chicago area students to prepare for leadership and

    success in the college preparatory high school of their choice. The list below reflects gifts

    from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011.

    $100,000 + Kennys Kids

    $75,000+ The John Buck Company Foundation

    $50,000+

    Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

    $30,000+

    Brinson Foundation

    The Circle of Service Foundation

    $20,000+

    The Chicago Sun-Times Charity Trust

    Paula Hannaway Crown & James Crown Crown Family Philanthropies

    Laurie & Scott Rose

    $15,000+

    Patricia Cox & Family

    Priscilla & Steven Kersten

    The Northern Trust Company

    Gigi Pritzker Pucker & Michael Pucker

    $10,000+

    Meredith Bluhm-Wolf & William Wolf

    Mary Beth & Philip Canfield

    Anne & Don Edwards

    Joanna Benazzi Friedland

    Keith & Rodney Goldstein

    Lisa Gregg & Randy Mitchell

    Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.

    Lindy & Michael Keiser

    Julie & Brian Simmons Julie & Brian Simmons Family Foundation

    Ventas Healthcare Properties

    WaterSaver Faucet Co.

    $1,000+

    Doug & Allison Bacon

    Jean Barry

    Mary & James Bell

    Jillisa Brittan & Jeffrey Smith

    Jackie & John Bucksbaum