ASPIRA has a rich history of wakening our youths’ potential to achieve goals they didn’t believe they could attain. Since 1968 ASPIRA has worked to instill, in our youth, the desire to further their education and use their knowledge to make positive and lasting contributions in their community; because we believe youth are essential to the socio-economic development of their communities

Today, thousands of leaders in the business sector, government, community and various professions credit ASPIRA for helping pave their way to success and will tell you, “Once an Aspirante always an Aspirante!”

Your donation will make an incredible difference in the lives of our youth and their families. Here’s how:
  • $25 ensures one student their diploma, cap and gown for their graduation ceremony.
  • $50 covers a week’s worth of healthy snacks for youth participants at the Miguel del Valle Youth Development Center. 
  • $100 covers two college application fees (that cannot be waived) for a first-generation college student.
  • $250 covers school fees for 5 high school students whose family is unable to pay.
  • $500 covers school fees for 10 high school students in families unable to afford them
  • $1,000 guarantees a student a spot for ASPIRA Haugan Middle School's annual trip to Washington, D.C. For many of our youth this will be their first time out of their own community and their first time out-of-state.

All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law as charitable contributions. ASPIRA of Illinois is a 501(c) 3.