Afterschool and summer programs for at risk children and youth

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.

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.

Annual Celebration: Oct. 26
Wow! Thank you to all who supported our annual Lights On Afterschool celebration!
With your help, we had more than 120 guests and raised over $40,000 to support Aspire!'s students and programs. THANK YOU!

See photos and the video from the event .

​​​​​​The Reading Connection
Aspire! welcomes the opportunity to build on The Reading Connection 's proud legacy of fostering a love of reading among at-risk children through read-aloud programs. ​​

Will you join us in ensuring that this important public service doesn't go away? 

Recruiting AmeriCorps Members
Aspire! launched its first AmeriCorps team in 2009. Since then, our tireless AmeriCorps Members have contributed over 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

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!