¡para siempre aspirante!
Dr. Antonia Pantoja, ASPIRA's founder, indicated that all those individuals "touched" by ASPIRA are considered Aspirantes. For us, ASPIRA is something more than just an after school club. ASPIRA is a family. All Aspirantes are members of the ASPIRA family.
What It Means To Be An ASPIRANTE
An Aspirante is someone who comes to ASPIRA not by force, but one who chooses to come.
An Aspirante is someone who chooses not to do drugs, and uses that motive in a way to help others to make the same decision.
An Aspirante is someone who chooses to help their community, not for the community service hours required for graduation, but instead for the joy of helping others.
An Aspirante is someone who comes to ASPIRA not to be with friends, but rather to be with family.
An Aspirante is someone who is not limited by the education he or she receives, but instead uses that knowledge he or she is given and seeks ways to gain more.
An Aspirante is someone who does not dwell in the past, but instead looks to the future, and sees how they will be a success in life.
An Aspirante is someone who appreciates their culture and knows that where they came from is just as important as where they are going.
An Aspirante is a model community member devoted to its development. Being an Aspirante is a life-long commitment.