ASPIRE's Youth Leadership Program
Our program supports Asian/Asian American high school girls develop self-confidence and leadership skills to be successful in their social, academic, and future professional communities.
This program runs during the school year.
Exact dates TBA. It runs in tandem with the academic school year. This time, it was Jan 14 2023-June 17 2023. Next cohorts will be determined later. Program typically runs two Saturdays a month from late fall through spring. Exact times this year are 1PM-3PM EST or 10AM-12PM PT.
Ages: 14 to 18.
Grades 9th grade through 12th grade.
Participants must be Asian American girls in high school and/or identifying as girls with Asian-American heritage.
- Sign-up is ongoing
Please make sure that you fill out your application no later than December or the first week of January to be considered for this year's cohort.
We open applications a month before the start of our program but we will accept answered forms from our website at all times. After filing out the form, someone from ASPIRE will reach out for next steps, including date of the orientation to our program. Please note that our virtual program will require access to a stable internet connection and a quiet room, which can also be found at a local library. Once the program begins for the year we will not accept new students for that year. However we encourage students to apply for the following year.
The program serves people at their homes or wherever it is needed or online.
- Only virtual (online or over the phone).
We use Zoom for our meetings.
This program includes: Leadership development, Asian American identities, creative writing, finding strengths, mental health and wellness, gifts and celebrations.
Each year, Aspire brings together Asian/Asian American high school girls to build their identities, encourage self-confidence, and develop leadership skills to support their success in their social, academic, and future professional communities. A few of the topics participants will explore include: Asian-American Identities, Challenges of the Model Minority, and Speaking Out/Finding a Voice.