join us

There are many ways to join us!

Here at Higher Ground, we’re all about building our community. Whether you’re a parent or guardian looking for a safe place your child can go while you're working, a high school student wanting to develop leadership skills, a community member wishing to give your time, skills or money back to the community, we would love for you to join us!


Enroll Your Child at HG for 2019-2020

HG science kids comic.jpg

2018-2019 School Year Applications are now open!

We serve youth from kindergarten through 12th grade from nearly 30 different elementary, middle and high schools, from three different school districts: Tucson Unified School District, Sunnyside Unified School District, and Sahuarita Unified School District. Following high school, many of our alumni continue with us as volunteers.

We currently serve youth from the following schools: Apollo Middle School, Blenman Elementary, Carrillo Magnet School, CE Rose K-8, Cooper View Elementary, Drexel Elementary, Esperanza Elementary, Grijalva Elementary, Hollinger K-8, Liberty Elementary, Lineweaver Elementary, Los Amigos Tech Academy, Lynn-Urquides Elementary, Mansfield Middle Magnet School, Mary Meredith K-12, Math & Science Success Academy (MASSA), Morgan Maxwell K-8, Mary Belle McCorkle PreK-8, Mission Manor Elementary, Mission View Elementary, Oyama Elementary, Peter Howell Elementary, Presidio School PreK-12, Rivera Elementary, St. John Catholic School, Safford K-8, Sonoran Science Academy, Valencia Middle School, White Elementary.

Volunteer With Us

volunteer comic.jpg

There’s nothing more fulfilling than giving back to your community, especially when it involves helping our youth find stronger, more positive versions of themselves and get themselves on track toward a bright and promising future!

Here at Higher Ground, we are always looking for volunteers, especially if you have some proficiency in any of the following: archery, boxing, basketball, judo/jiu jitsu, dance/cheer, music/drum-line, tutoring, coding, robotics, technology, digital media, photography, marketing, fundraising and grant writing, facility maintenance. Of if you just have a passion for helping others, we’d love to have you, too!

Just click on the link below, and fill out our Volunteer form. Someone from Higher Ground will email you to schedule a pre-volunteer interview.

Please note, if you don’t see our email, check your spam folder! :)


High School Enterprise

original hs enterprise comic.jpg

If you’re a high school student and you’re looking to gain real-world or community service experience, consider joining our High School Enterprise program. Here at Higher Ground, our goal is to prepare our high school members for adulthood. In addition to being able to join in our awesome activities and help the younger members of our community, you will also be given more responsibility and leadership opportunities, learn important job skills, and make key, life-long connections with members of the community that could potentially help you get into a great college or land a fantastic job. Join now!

Become an All-Star Donor

Original running donate.jpg

Not everyone can give, but if you are in a position to provide monetary support to a great cause, consider donating to Higher Ground! Every dollar we receive goes to running and growing our life-saving and life-changing programs.

Additionally, your donation is tax-deductible!