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Where girls learn to lead and people are inspired to teach.

The Aspire Program of Hathaway Brown School is a tuition-free academic enrichment and leadership program. Founded in 2002, Aspire targets motivated and high-achieving girls who are limited in opportunity because of low family income and lack of exposure to higher education. 

Over the course of a three-year commitment during middle school, Aspire girls participate in a variety of leadership-building activities in academic classes and exploratory workshops.  Aspire increases a girl’s awareness and investment in her learning, leadership, and choices.

Aspire also offers high school and college students an introduction to teaching in an innovative environment. These young people work together with experienced educators to implement creative, engaging classes. Aspire develops their awareness of the components of a high-quality education, thereby leading them to be effective advocates for education and consider teaching as a career.

"Aspire changed me into a person I never knew I could be."

Autumn, Sixth Grader


About Aspire

Aspire is a tuition-free academic enrichment and leadership program for high-achieving girls from under-resourced schools. 

Apply to Aspire

Aspire girls have tremendous potential. Over three consecutive summers, the program empowers them to imagine new possibilities for themselves, their education, and their communities.

Teach at Aspire

Aspire equips educators, of all experience levels, with the tools necessary to bring new ideas to schools and communities.

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