We’re opening doors for New York City’s deserving youth.

HEAF provides an extended continuum of educational and youth development and leadership opportunities to high-potential students in underserved communities throughout New York City. Our goal is to help students develop the intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values, and personal resilience they need to ensure success in school, career, and life. We welcome you to learn more about HEAF!

HEAF Impact

years changing the lives of young people

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of our students graduate from high school and are accepted to 4-year colleges

%

of our students earn bachelor degrees

HEAF has a 32-year track record of delivering strong, permanent outcomes that exceed NYC and national averages:

* 100% of our students graduate high school on time—the 2019 average is 67% for African American students and 64% for Hispanic students in Harlem.

* Nearly 100% of our students enroll in four-year colleges immediately after graduating high school—in NYC 57% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months of graduation.

* 83% of our college students earn a bachelor’s degree within six years—nationally, the average is 37% for African American students and 42% for Hispanic students who are enrolled in private four-year colleges.

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Natajah Flood

Natajah Flood

HEAF Alum

Utilize this support (HEAF) because so many students are wishing they had people in their lives that cared about their futures this much!”

Kamil Donaldson

Kamil Donaldson

HEAF Alum

” I would tell the students to be open to everything that comes your way and to never stop or lose the love of learning.”