Aspire to Excellence Initiative Fund (ASPIRE)

Many top-talent high school students need hands-on assistance to successfully navigate the college admissions landscape.  Since 2016, the Aspire to Excellence Initiative (ASPIRE) has strengthened and accelerated the postsecondary trajectories of high-performing, low-socioeconomic students.  ASPIRE teachers, college-career specialists, and community partners work as a unified team to provide individualized college prep, admissions, and transition assistance, thereby helping students forge college-career paths that match the performance, status, and future earnings of which they are capable.

YOU can make a difference for these deserving students by funding the resources and opportunities that bolster their college candidacy. They’re on their way to success because there’s a ‘village’ of support behind them. Thank you for believing in their potential - and welcome to the ASPIRE Village!

If you want to help, please make a gift to the ASPIRE Fund. You may give online using the form below. If you prefer to give by check, please make it payable to "Foundation for OCPS," write ASPIRE Fund in the memo section, and mail it to the Foundation for OCPS, 445 West Amelia Street, Orlando, FL 32801.  

Want to help a student in urgent need?

Having graduated high school with high honors, “Awesome” (name removed for anonymity) is rightfully optimistic about her future: she’s already overcome significant financial challenges just to graduate high school—with an IB diploma, no less!--and is excited about starting her Computer Science studies at prestigious Boston University this fall.

Scholarships are covering Awesome’s hefty tuition costs, but the indirect costs of moving north are looming large.  She needs our help if she is to succeed--and not freeze to death!--once she’s there.

YOU can contribute in a very real way! Please click on the link below. You’ll be redirected to an Amazon off-to-college wishlist. If you choose the ASPIRE address option, all dorm/personal items purchased will be shipped directly to Boston and moved into her dorm upon arrival.

Click here to visit "Awesome's" needs  Amazon Wish List

YOU can help this young scholar finally embrace her college dreams!  Your generosity is well-invested, especially considering the lasting influence her success will have on her family and community. 

Thanks for considering joining her community of support!  

Please Note:
Since all contributions will be distributed to the student, gifts are not considered tax deductible. They will, however, mean a great deal to "Awesome". 

Yes, I want be a member of the ASPIRE Village!

Visa, MasterCard, or Discover: the three-digit card verification number can be found on the back of the card.

American Express: the four-digit card verification number can be found on the front of the card.

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