Why Mentor Students From Lower-Income Families

Research demonstrates that a family's income

has a significant effect on a child's education level

Education is a key factor for children in lower-income families to change their social status
While Aspiration Academy cannot raise a family's income, we can motivate and mentor the
above grade level child from a lower-income family and provide cultural and learning opportunities that might not otherwise be available to the child due to financial considerations


The zip code in which a child is born is often a predictor of future success or failure in school and in life.

Above grade level children in lower-income communities often lack access to extra learning resources

such as a concert, the Children's Museum in Daytona Beach, Disney World, or the Brevard Zoo.


Lower-income children:

  • typically have been less aware of thousands of words as compared to kids from a more affluent family.

  • typically have been less exposed to the arts, to museums, to orchestras, and to other cultural events.


Lower-income children may lack the opportunity to succeed

while most often they do not lack the talent to succeed.

Does money and opportunity matter?

Does Aspiration Academy matter?

Does your support matter?

Middle-class and wealthy families:

  • can provide extra cultural opportunities and learning for their children that lower-income families cannot.

  • can hire tutors to reinforce knowledge that might not be absorbed by the child during regular schooling.

  • can provide more books, vacations, and conversations relating to these more than a less affluent family.

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