The Youth Development Program (YDP) 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. 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 their areas.