IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC CURRICULUM, CHILDREN ENROLLED AT ASPIRATION ACADEMY CAN PARTICIPATE IN ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL GROUPS TO ENHANCE THEIR LEARNING EXPERIENCE
A group for reading: (e.g. The Reading Society)
Read all or parts of books to children and then have them read to the rest of the class or an individual coach.
Each child will get a copy of the book that was highlighted that week.
A group for individual pride: (e.g. The Pride Society)
Each background of attendees will be talked about in positive terms.
Have guest speakers from different religions and/or ethnic groups with emphasis on the children's religious and/or ethnic groups.
A group for Black and Hispanic history: (e.g. The History Society)
Coaches will relate the "story" of prominent Blacks and Hispanics in America.
Local Black and Hispanic community leaders will relate their "story" and ultimate success.
A group for patriotism and history of the United States: (e.g. The Patriotism Society)
Support will be provided by books that show the importance and influence of Blacks and Hispanics in America's history.
America's history will be reflected in books and courses adopted for young children.
A group for dreaming: (e.g. The Dream Society)
Each child will be able to tell of their dreams for the future with the rest of the group providing commentary, insights, support, and suggestions.
Follow-up support will be provided by teachers and/or volunteers to assist in the dreams of each child.
Reading and math will be emphasized as being necessary to fulfill most dreams.
A group for volunteering: (e.g. The Helping Hand Society)
Age-appropriate projects will be developed so that students will find joy in being able to help others.
"Nine-tenths of education is encouragement"
French poet, journalist, and novelist
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