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ASPIRA of Illinois – Leadership Through Education

21st Century Programs – High School

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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.

Afterschool MDV Programs

Our Programs and Culbs

ASPIRA High School Winter Programming January 10th-April 15th 2022

We have over 15 programs to choose from in Winter Cohort 2! ���� Sign up for the ones you want!
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¡Tenemos más de 15 programas para elegir en Winter Cohort 2! ���� ¡Apúntate al que quieras!
If you have any questions please contact the High School Program Coordinator, Kenia Macias - kmacias@aspirail.org

Boxing with FOBA

Learn the art of Boxing from Professional boxers! Practicing the sport is not only a great way to improve your physical fitness but also a fun way to challenge your mind and body. Boxing training is a form of exercise that involves footwork, punching, and evasion movements to simulate the activities involved in the sport of boxing. Combined with other conditioning activities, such as jumping rope and calisthenics, which increases the intensity of each training session. Boxing can help improve your heart health, body composition, and strength, as well as lower your blood pressure and aid weight loss.

Most of all, boxing is a fun way to get some exercise and release stress in a safe and healthy way at ASPIRA.

Gaming Club

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.

Gay Straight Alliance Club

To let students be who they want to be and learn to be an advocate.

Anime & Manga Club

AEC promotes the appreciation and enjoyment of Anime as an art form as well as an awareness and understanding of Japanese culture. Any Anime fan may join us at our meetings after school. Our activities range from viewing and discussing Anime, playing games, doing Anime-related crafts, sharing information about cosplay, and planning for upcoming conventions near our community.

1:1 Tutoring - Monday through Friday from 8-9am, 3-6pm

Offering 1:1 tutoring support to youth in all subjects (English, Math, Social Studies, Science, and English Language Support. Join to increase your learning!

Cosmetology Club

Students learn the history of make-up and have fun learning to do different styles to perfection as well as making their own products. Additionally students will learn about the business side of the beauty industry.