The Youth Leadership Development Program (LPD) is the core program of ASPIRA. Through school-based leadership ASPIRA Clubs, students learn the ‘ASPIRA Process” of awareness, analysis, and action. The program provides leadership training, cultural enrichment activities, and community action projects that teach students how to develop their abilities to become effective leaders of their communities. Through ASPIRA Clubs, youth are challenged by giving them opportunities for self-direction and self-determination so that they can stretch to their full potential. As a result, Aspirantes learn to sustain their own motivation and direction helping them create order, meaning, and direction in their lives and contribute their leadership skills to their communities.
Each club is represented at the ASPIRA Clubs Federation (ACF), an assembly that convenes twice every month to discuss action-oriented activities for all clubs in each state.
ASPIRA’s believes that youth are key to the socio-economic development of their communities. We aim to prepare youth to become future leaders by focusing on positive youth development. We work to instill in youth the desire to achieve their goals, further their education, and use their skills and knowledge to make positive and lasting contributions to their communities. Youth that participates in ASPIRA’s programs are called Aspirantes. ASPIRA wants all our youth to return to their communities as leaders and fulfill our motto: Once an Aspirante, always an Aspirante.