ASPIRE Holds Virtual Opportunities

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An ASPIRE mentor, who is an ASU student, helps a student during one of ASPIRE's sessions.

By Hazel Scott/ASU

Alabama State University’s ASPIRE (Amazing Students Putting in Resilient Effort)  gives Montgomery area students in grades 6-12 great opportunities this fall to start the school year off safe and strong.

To that end, ASPIRE has been working very hard to keep students uplifted and is encouraging them to do their best during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This semester ASPIRE is offering tools and tips to middle and high school students in math, science and Language Arts,” Handy said. “The virtual after-school enrichment program will run through Nov. 10, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. ASU students continue to work with ASPIRE as mentors and tutors.”

She pointed out that guidance counselors will offer sessions two days a week to help students cope with the unprecedented changes in their life caused by the pandemic, changes such as social, mental, family and academics.

ASPIRE high school students will be engaged in a two-week Virtual ACT Boot Camp, which runs through Oct. 8 from 4:30-5:30.

“Since the program is virtual, we are able to reach students beyond the local Montgomery area,” Handy said.

Currently, ASPIRE has students who live in Birmingham, Ala.; Bronx, N.Y.; Nashville, Tenn., as well as students from Prattville and Stanhope Elmore High Schools in Alabama. ASPIRE has a total of 31 students enrolled. 

“It’s not too late to register and be a part of this virtual program,” Handy said.

To register, visit  For more information, contact ASPIRE at 334-604-5341 or email or