Upper School News

Students Build Solar-Powered Lamps for International Day of Light

AIM Upper and Middle School students turned the training room into a workshop Tuesday, May 15 constructing simple solar lanterns out of recycled cans, plastic bottles and simple circuit boards. This AIM Center for Global Leadership service project was part of the school's recognition of the International Day of Light.

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Award-Winning Student Monologue Being Performed at Philadelphia Festival

AIM junior Skylar C. '19 had not written any monologues before last fall's Drama class with Maryanne Yoshida. The opportunity to work directly with playwrights in class, thanks to a grant from Philadelphia Young Playwrights, helped Skylar craft several monologues that she entered in this year's high school monologue competition hosted by Philly Young Playwrights.

One of her pieces, her personal favorite and the one she spent the most time working on, was recently selected as a 1st place winner is being performed this week by a professional actor as part of the Mouthful Monologue Festival at the Drake Theater.

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Making Lights Shine a World Away

AIM Middle and Upper Schoolers experienced first-hand how they can be involved in a grass roots movement and bring light to the world today while building solar-powered lanterns with Liter of Light founder Illac Diaz. AIM is the only Philadelphia area stop on the non-profit's Journey of Light road trip across the United States. 

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Learning to Bring Light to the World

On Friday, December 1, AIM Academy Upper School students will learn about sustainable development and the simple ways they can provide marginalized communities worldwide with a brighter future as they build solar lights with the founder of the international non-profit organization Liter of Light. The visit to AIM is the only Philadelphia-area stop for Liter of Light members who are on a month-long road trip across the United States.

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