ASPIRA Mentoring Youth for Success Program

The ASPIRA Association has received a grant under the Department of Justice Program to support a two-year Mentoring Program that serves vulnerable youth by involving mentors in the lives of young people. The program seeks to reduce the incidence of gangs, delinquency, and drop-out rates and increase academic achievement among middle and high school students.

Objectives focus on:

1. Recruitment of middle and high school youth to participate in the program through one-on-one and group mentoring by culturally and linguistically sensitive individuals.

2. The involvement of adult mentors with our youth through structured mentoring experiences.

3. Parent Workshops designed to develop knowledge in adolescent growth, parenting, and school operations.

4. Staff trainings on research-based practices integrated with the Mentoring Program.

ASPIRA’s Mentoring Program Structure offers:

  • Saturday Academy
  • After-School Mentoring Program

Major Program Activities:

  • Program Orientation Meeting & Training
  • Program Orientation Meeting & Training
  • Workshops for Parents
  • Field Trips to Colleges and Career Facilities
  • Mentor/Mentee Recognition Event
  • Program Evaluation Activities

Find out how you can get involved by contacting one of our ASPIRA Offices:

ASPIRA Office

City

Contact Name

Title

Email Address

ASPIRA of New York

 

New York City

Renard Cardona

 

Director of Programs

Rcardona@nyapira.org

ASPIRA of Delaware

 

Wilmington

Samanta Lopez

Mentoring Program Director

Slopez.aspiramentoring@gmail.com

 

ASPIRA of Florida

 

Miami

Julie Bello

Program Director

jbello@aspirafl.org

ASPIRA of Illinois

Chicago

Daisy Lezama

Director of  Programs

dlezama@aspirail.org

 

ASPIRA of New Jersey

 

Newark

Reinaldo Santiago

Program  Director

Rsantiago.aspiranj@gmail.com

ASPIRA Association

 

Washington, DC

Hilda Crespo

National Mentoring Program Director

Hcrespo@aspiradc.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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