Since 2009, Texas AIM has helped over 16,000 Texas kids succeed in school.

How does Texas AIM work?

Texas AIM is a timely effort to confront the student achievement gap for at risk students in Texas, one student at a time with a comprehensive and holistic strategy. With cumulative minority dropout rates throughout Texas averaging more than 50%, such innovative collaboration with proven results is critical. Texas AIM utilizes the historic strengths of the organizations Boys & Girls Clubs and Sylvan Learning Centers, along with cooperation of local education agencies (schools districts), students make pronounced gains in the academic areas targeted.

For more than 100 years Boys & Girls Clubs have provided youth development services to the youth most in need of them through mentoring and intensive case management when needed. For more than 35 years, Sylvan Learning Centers uses research based tutoring strategies building on individual students learning styles to target skills gaps in language arts, mathematics and/or college preparation. The Partnership literally provides mentors that tutor (BGC staff) and tutors that mentor (Sylvan teachers). Fifty-four Boys & Girls Club sites throughout Texas are actively participating in the statewide program. The results from these personal wrap around services yield outstanding results in skills mastery, credit recovery and academic promotion.

Why does Texas AIM work?

Kids enrolled in Texas AIM get the opportunity to experience the full Boys & Girls Club Experience, which encourages positive social and academic outcomes for our kids by providing a safe space to:

  • Develop positive social skills, protective factors, and resilience
  • Have opportunities to develop self-confidence and leadership skills
  • Benefit from dependable relationships and settings without criticism or disapproval


Texas AIM Project includes:

  • 30 hours of instruction
  • 8:1 maximum student-teacher ratio
  • Curriculum includes grades 1st – 5th
  • Intervention-focused programs remediate specific skill deficits in mathematics and reading

**All children will be tested beforehand to determine if they meet the requirements.**

For more information, call our Club at (956) 723-5223.