The mission of ASPIRA of Florida is to foster the social advancement of the Puerto Rican/ Latino community by empowering its youth in the pursuit of educational excellence through leadership development programs that emphasize commitment to the community.
KEY PROGRAMS Youth Leadership Development Outreach:
Also known as our flagship Dropout Prevention Program, it utilizes the ASPIRA Club System to identify, recruit and deliver services.
Youth Leadership Development:
Introduces leadership skills, selfesteem, goal setting, communication skills and team building to 20 elementary schools.
Youth Violence Prevention Program:
Helps students develop leadership skills, self- esteem, goal setting, communication skills and team-building skills to prevent violence. We serve five middle schools in Palm Beach County, including Conniston, Palm Springs, L.C. Swain Middle School, Okeeheelee, and Lake Worth.
College Bound Youth Bridge to Success Program:
Helps students develop leadership skills, self-esteem, goal setting, communication skills and team building to get them ready for college. We serve Forest Hill High School, Glades Central High School, Palm Beach Lakes High School and work with Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Campus.
Youth College Bound Program:
Helps students develop leadership skills, self-esteem, goal setting, communication skills and team-building skills in order to get them ready for college. We serve Santaluces High School, Lake Worth High School, and John I. Leonard High School, and work with Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth Campus.
Apprenticeship Program (Funded by The Celia Lipton Farris and Victor W. Farris Foundation, Inc):
Assists first-generation college students and minority students excel academically, make positive life choices, and be ready for the workplace. In addition, help place students in internships that will help them excel in their college major. We serve Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee, Boca Raton, and Lake Worth campuses.
ASPIRA OF FLORIDA, PALM BEACH DIVISION,
5913 S. Dixie Highway, Suite D, West Palm Beach, FL 33405. 561-533-9790; www.aspirafl.org
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