Aspire! 2020 MASKerade | October 22 @ 7:00 PM

UnMASKing STUDENT POTENTIAL

$140,774

406 supporters

$115,000 goal

Team Member

Timothy Cotman

$1,266

by 19 supporters

$1,000 goal

Having a career in education over the last 24 years has been a blessing.  Supporting students as they navigate school and grow into individuals with the skills and confidence needed to reach their goals is extremely rewarding.  Reading skills are foundational for their education and the success Aspire! has had in helping students increase their reading ability drew me to the organization.  I was honored to join the board of Aspire! last year because its purpose and mission align with my passion for supporting students from systemically marginalized populations.   While the relationships students and their families develop with Aspire!'s staff and volunteers are crucial to their success, programs and services cannot exist without funding.  Please join me by donating to this effort! 

My goal is to raise $1,000 through this page to support Aspire!'s kids. 

Click on the yellow Donate button at the top of this page.

By donating here, you'll also get:

  •           A ticket to our virtual MASKerade celebration on Thursday, October 22 from 7-8pm (mark your calendar now and be on the lookout for your ticket package in early October)
  •               Entry into our live raffle for a bunch of cool prizes (even if you can't make the event)
  •               Donate $100 or more before Sep 12 and you'll pay a meal forward to an Aspire! family, compliments of Ted's Bulletin.  

Your donation will prove to be an investment in our students’ future, which, I can say from personal experience, is its own reward!

Team Members

Timothy

$1,266

19 supporters

Event Sponsors

$70,300

11 supporters

Debbie

$7,698

30 supporters

Sue

$5,794

38 supporters

Claudia

$2,550

71 supporters

Douglas

$10,250

17 supporters

Rupal

$5,334

26 supporters

Courtney

$4,052

26 supporters

richard

$2,845

24 supporters

Devin

$3,071

19 supporters

Valerie

$1,750

15 supporters

Erika

$1,479

10 supporters

Event

Thursday, October 22 @ 7:00 PM

Thank you for making our first virtual fundraiser such a success! WATCH THE REPLAY BELOW! There is still time to give through October 29th as every donation supports our school day program, providing in-person distance learning support, tutoring, and enrichment. It costs Aspire! $5,400 each day to implement this program for 100 students with social distancing and other health protocols in place. There is currently no public funding support for this kind of effort in Arlington; we are relying 100% on private funding to implement this critical program.

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Aspire! Afterschool Learning

EIN: 54-1705642

Story


Thank you to everyone who came together to celebrate the most important year of Aspire! yet, and the many accomplishments of our students and programs. Your support has made such a difference and you helped us reach our match goal. If you missed the event there is still time to give and you can watch the full event replay. 

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This year, Aspire!'s students face additional challenges as a result of distance learning, including inconsistent internet access, keeping up with homework and feelings of isolation.  While all students risk falling behind with schools moving to virtual learning, a recent study estimates students of color could face 7 to 10 months of additional learning loss

This places students of color at a significant disadvantage and only widens the achievement gap. Aspire! is innovating to provide in-person and online programming this fall, to ensure our kids don't fall further behind.  We need your support more than ever! 

Help us unMASK student potential by joining us at this year's MASKerade celebration! Click the yellow Donate button at the top of the page! 

Donation Information

Unable to join us for the live event? You can still make a donation to our critical programs. Every amount helps! Click on the yellow DONATE button at the top of the page 

Need assistance making a donation? Send your questions to [email protected]  or  call 703.379.6488
x103. Please leave us a message if we are busy assisting another guest, and we will return your call promptly.

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About Aspire! 

Helping students unMASK their potential – that’s the mission of Aspire!. As Arlington’s only accessible academic afterschool program for at-risk families, Aspire! provides critical support to students who otherwise may not receive it. With schools currently closed, the need has never been greater for the more than 1,000+ at-risk students that we serve through our online and in-person programs. 

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Full-time distance learning poses disproportionate challenges for our families as 70% have experienced recent job loss and inconsistent internet and computer access. 

Aspire!  provides both in-person and online programs that include: 

  • reading and math support;
  • homework and online learning assistance; and
  • social-emotional activities and support.

Aspire! is working to find solutions that support our families while parents return to work.


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Aspire! Afterschool Learning

A 501(c)(3) organization

EIN 54-1705642