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Mission Statement

The organization’s mission is to counsel, educate and develop the leadership potential of youth, so that they will become empowered individuals who make significant contributions to society in general and to the community in particular

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ASPIRA, Inc. of New Jersey is a private, nonprofit community-based organization founded in 1968 to serve the educational needs of Latino youth. ASPIRA’s basic belief is that the path out of poverty must be through education. Serving approximately 2,800 youth annually, ASPIRA has for the past 45 years assisted more than 60,000 at-risk minority students in urban middle schools and high schools. Of this number, 90% remained in school and obtained their high school diplomas; and 80% continued their studies at a college or other post-secondary institution.

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