The ASPIRE community gathered on Monday 9/17 at 7pm to welcome new members and rekindle continuing bonds. Officers Katie, Ellenie, Sai, Kevin and Arpita gave an overview of the organization’s mission and the fall semester program plan. Twenty-five new students have completed membership forms for fall 2012, ASPIRE membership is now at an all time high of 79 active members.
In addition to outlining a very interesting meeting agenda that includes sessions on Teaching in Different Environments, Teaching with Technology, Classroom Management, and Planning Ahead to Get Employment in Your Field, the Officers generated a lot of excitement during their presentation on this year’s service project. ASPIRE will launch All Students Aspire (ASA), a peer academic leadership program for high school students, at Newark High School in mid-October.
The immediate past president of ASPIRE, Quindara Lazenbury, sat front and center during the meeting to cheer the new leaders forward. As is her style, Quindara gave each one a special hug, at the end of the meeting.