• Helped five schools exit Program Improvement status

  • Health and nutrition programs decreased Body Mass Index by 2.0%

  • A successful 125 student Summer Bridge Program model

  • Linked Learning Program, where over 1500 students designed an individual success plan for their futures.


  • “Target Excellence continues to be a leader in student engagement through their after school and summer programs in Sacramento County. From the President and Founder to the staff who work with youth at the programs, everyone in the organization is deeply committed to the organization’s mission and understand the importance of how their work impacts the lives of youth everyday.” - Bruno Marchesi, Project Manager, Healthy Behaviors Initiative

  • "Target Excellence has been a key player in statewide efforts to improve the quality of expanded learning programs and expand summer learning.We're grateful to TE's Executive Director for effectively translating what works so well at Target Excellence into standards for other programs across the state"  — Katie Brackenridge, Senior Director, Partnership for Children & Youth

  • Target Excellence has helped me in preparing for my classes and managing my time. I think this program should go on because I know a lot of students like me can benefit from it. — S.G., Student Valley High School

  • Thanks for Target Excellence’s participation at Marian Anderson Elementary School during the 2005-2006 school year. I am very happy to let you know that the students achieved 30.7% proficient in ELA as a result of our team work. This score, as you know, exceeds the federal AMO of 24.4%. The students scored 43.8% in math and exceeded the federal AMO of 26.5%. — Dr. H. Walls, Principal, Marian Anderson Elementary

  • Thank you so much for helping me express my feelings without feeling clogged up. — Krystal, Student, Sacramento, CA

Summer programs
A Positive opportunity to learn about and address relevant modern issues and counteract summer learning loss.