Afterschool and summer programs for at risk children and youth

Parent Connection

Aspire! works closely with adults and parents in the community, to provide them with opportunities to develop new skills, gain confidence, and to support their children’s development and education. Aspire! provides regular workshops, Parent Connection, to 165 adults each year in response to the needs of our students’ families and their communities at four program sites: Arlington Mill, Virginia Gardens, Buchanan Gardens, and Columbia Grove. Weekly workshops are conducted in the evenings and support three distinct objectives:
  • Parents are able to effectively engage in and support their child’s education
  • Adults are able to identify criteria that create optimum home and community environments
  • Adults are able to develop their individual skills and interests and to become community leaders
  • Topics range from healthy cooking, nutrition, physical fitness, interpreting your child’s report card, child development, healthy relationships, and more.