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ASPIRA Arts DECO Charter Ready For New School Year



ASPIRA Arts DECO is ready with its brand new school facility for the start of the 2017-2018 school year!

This is a state-of-the-art facility with interactive classrooms that will take kinesthetic learning to new heights. These classrooms are equipped with Epson BrightLink systems featuring touch and pen based interactivity that also reacts to familiar intuitive gestures. Teachers can simultaneously share student's work from multiple devices on the front board, encouraging collaboration and team work. Among other things, the school counts with two fully equipped Media Centers, a dedicated Science Lab, a custom designed Art Classroom and a Music Classroom. This new facility, as well as ASPIRA's other two schools, is a Wireless Campus with robust and lightning fast fiber optics internet connectivity based on the Cisco-Meraki Network Platform.

ASPIRA looks forward to a very bright future for our students, community-at-large and administration at Arts DECO!



ASPIRA of Florida's Website Reaches 2,000,000 Visitors Mark!



ASPIRA of Florida is excited to welcome its 2 millionth website visitor! This benchmark number, reached during July 2017, reflects the effort our organization has put forth in bringing new and engaging content to our readers. Our goal is to build upon this success and reach out even more. Thank you to all who visited our website. We are proud to pass this milestone and hope to continue to provide all readers with insight into who ASPIRA is and what we do.






ASPIRA LCPA Charter is an A School!



CONGRATULATIONS ASPIRA Leadership & College Preparatory Academy for attaining a A GRADE!!!!!

Going up two letter grades is no easy feat! ASPIRA of Florida is proud of LCPA's entire student body, parents, teachers and administration for working extremely hard to strive for academic excellence!!! Very proud day for our entire organization!




ASPIRA LCPA Charter: Read-Along With Author Jayne M. Rose-Vallee



On May 15th, ASPIRA LCPA Charter hosted a Read-Along with elementary students and author Jayne M. Rose-Vallee.

Reading is fun when you read "Dinosaurs Living in MY Hair". First grade students were super excited by reading along with the book's author and loved that this book was a true story about her daughter's crazy, curly hair!

It was a fun morning! Thank you for visiting us Miss Jayne.



You, Your Kids and Their Education

RadioMiami1450AM-Logo-WebEscúchanos de Lunes a Viernes, de 4:00 a 5:00 PM por
Radio Miami 1450 AM
Participa con tus preguntas llamando al 305-800-1450

Nota de Prensa:
A partir de hoy, 11 de abril de 2016, de 4:00 a 5:00 de la tarde, no dejes de escuchar el programa "Tú, la Educación y tus hijos", producido por Raimundo Mercedes, Locutor Radial y Aymet Chaples, Vicepresidenta y COO de ASPIRA of Florida a través de Radio Miami 1450 AM. Puedes seguirnos y decirle a tus amigos y familiares en cualquier parte del mundo que nos sintonicen por la red en Tu participación en el programa, a través del 305-800-1450, es muy importante. Si lo haces por tus hijos, lo estás haciendo por la sociedad.


Listen to our program Monday-Friday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Radio Miami 1450 AM
Participate and ask questions to our experts calling 305-800-1450

Press Release:
Starting April 11, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, do not miss the newest Radio Miami 1450 show "You, Your Kids and Their Education", produced by Raimundo Mercedes, Radio Host and Aymet Chaples, Vice President of ASPIRA of Florida. Follow us and tell your friends and family all over the world to listen via internet at You can participate live by calling 305-800-1450, it is very important, do it for your kids!!




Celebrating 35 Years of Service


Happy 35th Anniversary

ASPIRA of Florida!

It is with great pleasure that we begin this year with jubilation as we celebrate being a part of the every day fabric of Miami for 35 years and counting.

In 1981, a group of community leaders came together in Miami to form ASPIRA of Florida when the city was at a crossroads that hindered the progression of minority youth from thriving.

As a direct result, ASPIRA of Florida created a successful approach in working with students and became the premier youth development organization in South Florida. Throughout this time, ASPIRA of Florida built a solid foundation based on consistently moving its vision forward through hard work and determination from Miami-Dade, Broward to Palm Beach County.

As we evolved, we expanded our services beyond our well-known ASPIRA Youth Leadership Clubs by being one of the first organizations' to bring the charter school movement to Miami and offering exceptional educational services and innovative afterschool programming. By doing so, we have been able to service more than 96,000 students and families, a humbling feat that we continue to build upon.

Some of our recent accomplishments include: constructing a new school facility in Wynwood at ASPIRA Arts DECO; building a new media center and museum at ASPIRA Raul Arnaldo Martinez Charter; and adding an elementary component at ASPIRA Leadership & College Preparatory Academy to create a full K-8 center. These endeavors could not have been possible if it was not for those before us who founded ASPIRA.

Prior to starting ASPIRA of Florida in Miami, the origins of ASPIRA began in New York in 1961 by Dr. Antonia Pantoja, a visionary Puerto Rican leader who fought for minority students to stay in school and graduate from college. She named the organization ASPIRA, a commanding Spanish word meaning "to aspire". Since its inception, it became synonymous with empowerment and opportunities for youth through the creation of ASPIRA Youth Leadership Clubs.

Today, ASPIRA of Florida is proud to be built on a tradition of excellence as we are passionate about making a difference in the lives of our youth and committed to helping them achieve their greatest potential academically and personally. We, at ASPIRA of Florida, believe there is no greater privilege than the opportunity to give back to our community.

Congratulations to all the youth who have passed through ASPIRA of Florida to become ASPIRANTES and become leaders throughout the communities in which we serve.

We are ASPIRA!




FirstBank's 4th Annual Golf Tournament

This Friday, January 29, 2016 FirstBank will host its 4th Annual Golf Tournament which will benefit ASPIRA of Florida! Thank you FirstBank and Board Member, Hernando Novoa for your support!

Give Miami Day


ASPIRA of Florida is joining The Miami Foundation in its ANNUAL GIVE MIAMI DAY 2015 on Thursday, November 19, 2015. This is a 24-hour virtual fundraising event that supports numerous Miami charities! Click here to go to the ASPIRA's Page to donate on 11.19.15! Help ASPIRA put TECHNOLOGY in ALL classrooms!

Havana Nights Fundraiser

HavanaNights2015-WebPlease join us at the 4th Annual Havana Night's Fundraiser! All proceeds will benefit ASPIRA of Florida and The CFCF Foundation which foster the educational advancement of underserved minority youth. It's going to be "A Cuban Masquerade Party" with Special Guest 10 Time Grammy Award Winner:

Arturo Sandoval

Date: Friday, October 30, 2015
Time: 7:00PM to Midnight
Venue: Grand Bay Club at Key Biscayne


ASPIRA of Florida Was Awarded the 2015 Denise Moon Grant


ASPIRA of Florida was awarded the 2015 State Attorney's Denise Moon Memorial Fund Grant.

This program serves minority youth at-risk of dropping out of school and exhibiting violent behaviors, engaging them in dropout/crime prevention activities and alternative positive measures.  Click here for more details.