Aspire is the recipient of the 2012 Community-Based Program of the Year, awarded by the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP). In 2014, Aspire was named by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services as a program in line with their six foundational principles of community safety.
|Aspire is a no-fee, high quality, after-school tutoring program for children in grades 2-6, provided for students living in priority neighbourhoods in Mississauga who have an academic and economic need. Along with tutoring, the program offers learning journeys where students attend virtual events to connect with one another and their tutors outside of our classrooms!||Aspire closes opportunity gaps in education by providing a foundation for success in school. By improving academic achievement and building peer relationships, Aspire helps students reach their full potential. Students who love school are less likely to drop out of school and to engage in criminal activities. Parents of Aspire not only reported improved academic grades and social skills but also reported having increased quality time with their children due to faster homework completion.|
Aspire students are paired with a volunteer tutor (high school, college/university student, or retiree) who meet once a week, after school in a virtual classroom which features an online whiteboard for real-time collaboration. The one-hour sessions are structured using our Ontario curriculum-based worksheets which cover key subtopics in math and language arts.
Tutoring sessions are offered on Mondays-Fridays from 3-6pm and children are matched with a tutor who is a good fit for them. Once the math and language arts worksheets have been completed, we teach students about good citizenship using our Counter-Act worksheets.
Aspire is currently serving students living in the following neighbourhoods:
If you are interested in registering for the program, please fill in the form below.