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ASPIRA of Illinois – Leadership Through Education

High School and Middle School Education

Enrollment open for school year 2023-2024 The ASPIRA Leadership Development curriculum places a high priority on the use of a student-centered, participatory project-oriented model.
Haugan Middle School

Haugan Middle School

Grades: 6-8

Antonia Pantoja High School

Antonia Pantoja High School

Ages: 16-21

Business & Finance High School

Business & Finance High School

Grades: 9-12

Early College High School

Early College High School

Grades: 9-12

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Our Mission

At ASPIRA of Illinois, our mission is clear: we are dedicated to fostering resilience, nurturing leadership skills, and cultivating a positive sense of identity and self-esteem in young individuals. We firmly believe that these are the cornerstones upon which a brighter future can be built.

Whether you’re a young person looking to enroll in one of our schools or a parent interested in making a positive change for your child, you can explore our website to learn more about our schools, initiatives, and upcoming events.

Cultivating Positive Identity

A strong sense of identity and healthy self-esteem are essential for personal growth and well-being. Through our program, we create a safe and nurturing environment where young individuals can explore their strengths, passions, and values, helping them develop a positive self-image that will serve them throughout their lives.

Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders

Our goal is to empower young people to become leaders in their own lives and communities. We provide a comprehensive Positive Youth Development Program that equips them with the tools and knowledge needed to overcome challenges, make informed decisions, and inspire positive change.

US Coast Guard JROTC

The first US Coast Guard JROTC Program in the Midwest

At JROTC, our mission is deeply rooted in the principles outlined in 10 USC Chapter 102. We are committed to instilling in students in United States secondary educational institutions the core values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a profound sense of accomplishment. Discover the various programs and activities offered by JROTC in your area. Learn more about how we are shaping the leaders of tomorrow by instilling the values of citizenship, service, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment today.

Youth Development Center

At The Youth Development Center, we’re dedicated to empowering young individuals to reach their full potential while fostering a sense of community and leadership. Our center offers a wide range of engaging activities and programs that not only build positive relationships but also provide valuable learning experiences. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our upcoming events, programs, and how you can join our community. Join us in creating a brighter future for our youth!


Connect with like-minded peers and mentors who share their passions and aspirations.

Build Positive Relationships

Cultivate meaningful friendships that can last a lifetime.

Volunteer on Projects

Give back to the community and make a positive impact.


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Years of Developing Aspirantes