The Aspire program has 13 participants, 11th and 12th grade girls from Chesapeake high schools. The mission of Aspire is to help the development of leadership skills for female residents of the City of Chesapeake.
The goal is to reinforce ethics, self-esteem, public service and provide access to prominent female role models and public officials, as well as providing scholarship opportunities. The participants are assigned mentors whose presence provides caring support, advice, reinforcement and constructive examples to help the young women succeed.
The mission included workshops on: Communication, Self Defense, Public Speaking, Problem Solving, Leadership Roles, Local Government Process, Specialized Certifications ( CPR/First Aid), and a Field Trip to Richmond to Visit the General Assembly.
The program is open to the public.