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Amazing Students Putting in Resilient Effort (ASPIRE)

110217_aspireASPIRE is a program at Alabama State University that partners with Montgomery Public Schools and other local schools to encourage students to stay in school.

During the school year, students come to ASU's campus twice a week to be tutored, mentored and motivated by ASU student mentors. Because Alabama State University offers a variety of majors, your children are assured to receive help in any subject with which they may be struggling in school.

During the summer, ASPIRE's Head Start Camp will help students with organizational and study skills, peer pressure, self-esteem, goal setting and more.

The ASPIRE program will give your child a chance to receive guidance from and develop friendships with mentors who understand issues that many youth face today.

Students in grades 6-12 are eligible to apply.


ASPIRE Head Start Summer Camp 2018

The ASPIRE summer camp is just around the corner! Summer camp will be June 18th-July 19th, 2018. The cost of summer camp is $200. Payments may be made in installments. Full payment is due Friday May 4th. This fee includes daily lunch, camp goodie bag that includes t-shirt and optional daily art activities that include music, dance and creative writing/digital arts. In addition, there will be weekly field trips. The costs for field trips will be given during open house.

Open House is set for Thursday, June 7th, 2018 from 3:00-5:00PM. It is required that parents attend open house. Open house will be held in the Ralph David Abernathy Auditorium on the campus of Alabama State University. During this time, you will have an opportunity to meet the teachers who will be working with your child, receive camp goodie bag, learn more about the camp, complete important camp documents and ask questions. In addition, the ASU campus photographer will be in attendance to take photos of each camp participant.

If you are unable to attend, all information will be available for pick-up in the ASPIRE Office located in Ralph D. Abernathy Hall Room 123.

We are very excited to provide a memorable summer camp experience for your child/children. We hope to see you on June 7th, 2018 for open house. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Cynthia Handy at or 334-229-6796 or Shelecia Robinson at or 334-229-6798.

ASPIRE School Year Program

ASU's ASPIRE program will begin offering tutoring and mentoring to students in grades 6 to 12 Mondays - Thursdays from 3-5 p.m.beginning on Sept. 25, 2017. Spring sessions will start January 22, 2018.

Recommendation Forms

Recommendations are needed ONLY if you are new to ASPIRE. Scan the completed form and email it to or bring the form to Ralph D. Abernathy Hall, Room 123.


Typical Schedule

Monday & Wednesday; Tuesday & Thursday

3 - 3:15 p.m. Students Arrive at ASU
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Snacks
3:30 - 4 p.m. Motivational Activities
4 - 5 p.m. Tutoring and Mentoring by an ASU Student








If you have questions or need more information, please contact:

Cynthia J. Handy
Phone: 334-229-6796

Shelecia Robinson



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