Afterschool and summer programs for at risk children and youth


Aspire! has a strong track-record of achieving results for its students. It achieves remarkable results by connecting the three main aspects of a child's daily experience: at school, after school, and at home.  


Aspire!'s award-winning Learning ROCKS! Program supports upper-elementary students' general academic achievement and social-emotional development, placing a heavy emphasis on helping students to develop both their reading skills and a love of reading. 
We get great results! For the past four years, over 90% of our students improved their reading instructional level.


School partnerships are a key part of Aspire!'s success. We partner with the five public elementary schools where our students are enrolled.  Our AmeriCorps Members provide direct service to students in their classrooms in their schools, assisting partner schools as classroom aides, small group facilitators, 1:1 tutors, lunch buddies, and generally offering an extra set of hand to help students in whatever way best meets the needs of the school. Our program staff also maintain weekly office hours and or contact with teachers and school staff. 


Aspire!'s Parent Connection Program has two primary goals: helping parents to support their children's education and helping them develop their own skills and confidence. Aspire! hosted over 50 workshops last year across four sites with a 94% satisfaction rate.