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Miami, FL 33126

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ENROLL YOUR CHILD TODAY FOR THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR!

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ASPIRA of Florida, Inc. is on the front lines of the school reform movement to provide greater educational opportunity for youth in our community. We believe that parents must be given a choice in public education to send their children to small schools operated by community-based organizations that have the credibility in their neighborhoods to deliver services to youth and their families. Our mission is to cultivate leadership through education, paving the way for success!

Click here to access our enrollment form.

2nd Annual FirstBank Golf Classic

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Made possible through sponsorship from FirstBank Florida, all proceeds from our annual charity golf tournament will go to benefit ASPIRA of Florida, Inc. and the community youth at large.

We have shared a link below including further details and have outlined the various sponsorship levels. We welcome your consideration of any or all of these requests. As you can see, we are well on our way but still need your help; so please join FirstBank Florida and ASPIRA of Florida, Inc. in helping our future leaders get a head start in life.

Click here to find out how you can get involved. We look forward to your sponsorship!

ASPIRA of Florida and AVANCE Celebrate First Graduating Class

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The room was filled with first time graduates, parent and child alike.

AVANCE and ASPIRA of Florida staff gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the Parent-Child Education Program participants. The graduation was held at ASPIRA's South Leadership Charter School and featured a presentation ceremony awarding mothers and their young children the very first diploma either has ever received.

"It was such an honor to be an attendee at the graduation, seeing the confidence and happiness in the parent and child graduates left me speechless," said Jennifer Flores, EHS Director/Training Specialist, AVANCE, Inc.

This milestone marked the completion of a nine month program dedicated to early childhood development and parent education. For the mothers of these children who never graduated from high school or college, receiving this diploma alongside their child was a poignant moment. Sharing this "first" together fostered a deep sense of accomplishment and pride.

The Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP) is a collaborative effort by ASPIRA and AVANCE, Inc., a San Antonio based nonprofit organization, to strengthening families in at-risk communities through effective parent education and support programs.

"I am so grateful to have been involved in a program that has given me and my child a great first step in the right direction," said Narcheli Casanova.

Targeting the hardest to reach families, the nine-month PCEP consists of weekly parent education classes, instructional toy making, home visits, and also includes an early childhood education component. The goal of the program is to empower families to break the cycle of poverty by fostering parenting knowledge and skills that directly impact children's development, while also providing the early education necessary for children's long-term academic and personal success. In addition, the PCEP encourages parents to achieve their own educational and professional goals, which leads to financial independence and personal growth.

"When a parent is proactive and is given support in helping their children become prepared and engaged students, families are strengthened," explained George Cabrera, President and CEO of ASPIRA of Florida, Inc.

Both ASPIRA and AVANCE are working towards a future where all children and parents are given access to the tools needed to develop to their full potential, transforming the communities in which they live. Through this program and partnership, communities in Florida will be offered another valuable resource to assist them in achieving their goals.Avance Award-WebHL

"We are honored to be partnering with such a progressive and energetic organization, such as ASPIRA of Florida. The first group of graduates is a strong testament to the commitment ASPIRA has toward the families they serve. We look forward to many more successes and collaboration opportunities as together we continue to Unlock America's Potential, one family at a time," said Magdalena Santos, AVANCE's Project Director.

To view full photo gallery, click here.

ASPIRA of Florida and the U.S. Army Partner to Bring Education to Military Families

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On Tuesday, May 21, ASPIRA of Florida formalized a newfound partnership with the U.S. Army to give back to those who serve our country.

armymou signing-WebHLThis collaboration will give the children of military parents priority at our ASPIRA schools. Data indicates that there are over 175,000 secondary school aged children of military personnel who, on average, transition to new locations at least twice during their high school years and need assistance acclimating to the community.
 
ASPIRA of Florida is privileged to provide the children of service men and women with the guarantee that they will receive exceptional educational opportunities and a strong support system.

In addition to the traditional academic services, ASPIRA of Florida will also develop procedures to help military children transition into our community, foster access to extracurricular activities and provide guidance and counseling services.

"It is a great honor to be considered a partnerarmymou handshake-WebHL of the U.S. Army and I am very excited to be able to give something back to the men and women who sacrifice so much for us every day," said George Cabrera, ASPIRA of Florida's President / CEO, who attended the event along Garrick Keidan, Principal of ASPIRA South Charter School.

This unique venture was made official during a ceremonial announcement at the U.S. Army Garrison base with the signing of a memorandum of understanding.

You can see more pictures from the ceremony by clicking here.