Aspire Blog

Developing Mental Strength in Youth

We’d like to share with you a wonderful resource shared with us by the Florida Department of Health. Building resilience in our youth is really important, as we believe youth are able to make their own healthy decisions, but only when armed with accurate information. Students are oftentimes in unhealthy environments, have experienced traumatic events,… Read more »

Respecting Our Youth

My 16-year-old daughter owns two hungry geckos. One afternoon on our way home, she realized she needed crickets. I stopped at the pet store, handed her my credit card, and off she went. She came back with a frown. The adult pet store worker had given her a hard time for no apparent reason. This… Read more »

Aspire Parent/Significant Adult Presentations

Over the past eleven years, I taught history. I loved telling stories and watching students fall in love with the subject. In my AP US History class every year we’d encounter the “Sexual Revolution.” As one can imagine, students had questions and were extremely interested in the topic. I realized despite my great love for… Read more »