ASPIRA of Illinois is a 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) partner with seven schools: ASPIRA Haugan Middle School, Scammon Elementary, Lozano Bilingual, Nobel Elementary, The ASPIRA Business and Finance High School, The ASPIRA Early College High School, and The Antonia Pantoja High School.
The 21st Century CCLC programming allows ASPIRA to partner with Neighborhood schools and provide innovative before and after school programming. ASPIRA has been able to provide tutoring, homework help, Drama Clubs, LEGO robotics and Stem clubs, and other great enrichment activities.
One emerging partnership through the 21st Century CCLC programming is the ASPIRA Knock out Violence program hosted in connection with former Heavyweight Champion Fres Oquendo and the Fres Oquendo Boxing Academy (FOBA). Through this partnership our students are given the opportunity to learn Boxing techniques and participate in a Mentorship program with Fres and his team.
Pre-Club and Hot Lunch is served at 3PM in the Cafeteria. All after school programs run from 3:30PM-4:30PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. There are no after school clubs on Wednesday.
Students learn cheer and dance from professional dancer Charles Nelloms.
Join Gaming Club at both AEC and ABF. Gaming club is a great way for students to get involved in an interactive, skill-building, in-school activity. Participants gain confidence, grow friendships and develop skills that will help them through high school and beyond.
Students build and solve puzzles.
Students that speak English as a second language will receive assistance learning English language as well as assistance in their classes.
Where students learn the art of boxing and discipline with professional boxer Fres Oquendo
Reviewing classroom or curricula topics and assignments. Assisting students with homework, projects, test preparation, papers, research and other academic tasks. Working with students to help them understand key concepts, especially those learned in the classroom.