Get a ‘Head Start’ and ASPIRE for Success This School Year

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By B. Marsalis Edwards, student intern

Students in grades 6-12 will receive help with study skills, math skills, language art skills and team building. They also will participate in workshops, science and motivational activities, field trips and more during the ASPIRE Head Start Program, September 16 to November 21.


Alabama State University’s ASPIRE (Amazing Students Putting in Resilient Effort) Head Start Program gives Montgomery area students in grade 6-12 great opportunity this fall to start the school year strong. It will be held September 16 through November 21 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. The classes will be taught by ASU students and community professionals.

ASPIRE Coordinator Cynthia Handy said the afternoon program will focus on helping students with study skills, math skills, language art skills and team building and will feature workshops, motivational activities, field trips and much more.

“Learning to manage all these areas will help students get a ‘Head Start’ on having a successful experience,” Handy said.

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Recommendations are needed if students are new to the ASPIRE program.  Recommendation forms may be downloaded at the ASPIRE website.  Complete forms should be scanned and emailed to or brought to Ralph D. Abernathy Hall, room 123.  Parents will be notified by email of their child’s registration status.

An Open House is scheduled for Thursday September 12 in the Ralph D. Abernathy Annex, room 220.

For more information, contact ASPIRE at 334-229-6796.