Educators are innovators.
The A.S.P.I.R.E. mentors and volunteers’ vision is to make a difference in the lives of the young people they touch each week so they will set goals, receive high school diplomas, obtain higher education, and become productive citizens in the community.
A.S.P.I.R.E. has launched several major initiatives. ASU students mentor at one of the Alternative Schools once a month to uplift and encourage students to stay in school and obtain a higher education. ASPIRE mentors also go to schools in rural areas where the students are unable to attend ASPIRE’s daily tutoring and mentoring on campus. Because of ASPIRE’s visit to Autaugaville High School in 2015, all 21 of their high school seniors applied and were accepted to college. ASPIRE students participate in monthly Saturday Leadership Camps where they are exposed to different careers from professionals around the city. ASPIRE’s summer “Head Start Camp” that started in 2011 with 30 high school students has expanded to working with more than 100 middle and high school students.