The A.I.M. Afterschool Program was established in 2008 with federal funding from the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. A collaborative effort between community members and school administrators, A.I.M. was designed to improve the academic outcomes at the Bellows Falls Middle School while also meeting the needs of high-risk students. Now in its seventh year of the 21CCLC grant, the program has successfully grown in size and capacity by infusing a variety of quality enrichment opportunities, and establishing a comprehensive academic tutoring program. With close ties to the community, A.I.M. has become a visible and important part to the daily lives of students in the Bellows Falls Middle School community.