Amy Nelson

Owner, Aim High Academy

So Rhode Island Magazine ·

Aim High Academy is not your average youth activity center because the directors who run it are not average women. Susan Cole, Alison Jackson, Cheri Jackson, Michelle Loiacono, Ruth Henderson and Missy Poe are responsible for the great success of Aim High Academy. The center integrates art, athletics, and education, and focuses on providing a safe environment for children learning how to live healthy and productive lives. Aim High Academy is a children’s multi-venue, offering a DCYF licensed early learning center, gymnastics for all ages, dance programs, birthday parties, even mobile programs.

Amy opened the academy 14 years ago with a childhood dream of running a business which incorporated children and gymnastics. Almost all of her directors have been with Aim High for a decade or more and each one truly believes in the mission of the academy. For these women, presenting children with a platform to express themselves and develop into happy, healthy, and responsible young adults is the most important thing. They believe that to give a child the opportunity to reach beyond the classroom to learn and grow, they are expanding that child’s world infinitely.

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