Afterschool and summer programs for at risk children and youth

 
Building on the legacy of Greenbrier Learning Center,
out-of-school time programs for 3rd-5th grade students
at-risk of falling into the achievement gap.

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This area is fully editable and gives you the opportunity to go into more detail about your business, what you do and what sets you apart from the competition.

This area is fully editable and gives you the opportunity to go into more detail about your business, what you do and what sets you apart from the competition.

Aspire! To Build Out AMCC
In May, we launched a capital campaign to raise $750,000 to build a premier program site and headquarters in south Arlington, so that we can serve more students. We have already raised 43% of our goal. Stay tuned for information on upcoming tours of the space! Special thanks to campaign anchors: the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation ; the Philip L. Graham Fund ; & the Washington Forrest Foundation.
Recruiting AmeriCorps Members
Aspire! launched its first AmeriCorps team in 2009. Since then, our tireless AmeriCorps Members have contributed nearly 100,000 hours of service to Arlington's at risk children and families.  Learn more about our AmeriCorps program and how you can join our team! ​  #AmeriCorpsWorks
Celebrating Another Record Year
On October 20, Aspire! celebrated another year of record-breaking results. In each of the last three years, over 90% of our students improved their reading. In the 2015-16 school year, a remarkable 95% of our students improved or had reached the highest level. As a part of that, all students (100%) at our Virginia Gardens site improved last year. We are so proud of our students!

Achieving real results for our kids

Aspire! "Theory of Change" is based on the Early Warning! and Early Warning! Confirmed reports on education by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  
Aspire! bolsters upper elementary students' reading by providing targeted daily support, using guided reading strategies based on the research of Fountas and Pinell (1986). Our evidence-based methods work. For each of the last two years, over 90% of our students have improved their reading skills. 

Aspire! also bolsters STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) skills and reinforces general academic content through regular project-based learning activities.
Learn more about our award-winning afterschool and summer program, Learning ROCKS!