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Our Curriculum

Curriculum with Intention

Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the school schedule for fall of 2021, we will be providing a virtual option for this course in addition to onsite/in person for participating programs.

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PERSONAL ASPIRATION

Taking responsibility & developing identity

  • General Etiquette
  • Dining Etiquette
  • Reputation Management
  • Understanding and Establishing Core Values
  • Finding optimistic confidence from a solid grounding
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FINANCIAL ASPIRATION

Preparations for a successful financial life

  • Withholdings & deductions
  • Personal budget
  • Living within your means
  • Setting financial goals
  • Consumer debt
  • Owning & renting a home
  • Developing positive financial habits
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PROFESSIONAL ASPIRATION

Relationships and opportunities are out there

  • Distinguish yourself
  • Preparing a strong resume
  • Marketing yourself
  • How to research opportunities & companies
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Networking tactics
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Aspire Is:

Direct, Sincere, Intentional, Virtuous, Optimistic

Aspire believes that embracing simple values such as kindness, respect, responsibility and dependability can open up futures and change the world.

We are a nonprofit mentoring program serving young adults, that delivers clarity amidst the chaos of entering adulthood. By embracing time-honored values and first-hand experiences, we inspire optimism and confidence.

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OUR PROGRAM VALUES

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Time-Honored Traditions

insights passed from one generation to the next, return to basics, respect and reverence

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Clarity Amidst Chaos

simple, straightforward, clear, truthful

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First-Hand Experience

lessons learned, real world experiences, mentoring, inspiring, passing on to others, self-empowerment

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Optimism & Confidence

creating one’s best life by taking responsibility, choosing to do right, confidence in having the needed tools

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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
Navan G. I learned different ways to manage my money and how I can save or use it that will help me in the future. I learned dining etiquette the mentors there always made sure everyone was involved I appreciated that because without them doing that I would’ve just been around watching.
Justin P. I learned different ways to manage my money and how I can save or use it that will help me in the future. I learned dining etiquette the mentors there always made sure everyone was involved I appreciated that because without them doing that I would’ve just been around watching.
Barry M. Before the Aspire Program I had a problem with self reflection. I thought that I was a pretty smart person when it came to building relationships with people for business reasons or just in general. The Aspire program taught me that I have a lot more to learn when it comes to business and personal growth.
Timothy D. My take on the program was an extension of the life after high school. It taught us how to do things that school wasn't.
Diala A. I think this program was an underrated blessing to me. Not only was I taught the necessary procedures and skills needed to enter the business world, but I also learned skills that could be useful in the pursuit of my degree and the professional situations that I will encounter in my life in the future.Overall, this program has been great and I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to better themself.
Landon T. When think about Aspire, I think it’s good. It taught me a whole bunch of new things that I didn’t learn in other schools or through my parents and I think it’s amazing, I am very grateful to be a part of it. My favorite part of the program was learning more about manners, things I did not know, and how others will take it.
DaJohn A. For someone who didn’t have a father growing up or someone to teach manners and things like that, I think this is a great program to be in.
Kairre D. Aspire taught me a lot that I did not know. Common things like being consistent, greeting people, and being respectful. I also learned how to become financial stable and not making bad mistakes or taking risks that might lead to future failures.
Tyron W. The most valuable thing I learned was how to properly budget and develop core values.
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