Empowering low-income, first-generation college students worldwide to reach their full potential.

On a Mission to Reach 1,000,000 Young Leaders Annually by 2027

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countries represented
young adults’ lives impacted
awarded for alumni-led community projects in 34 countries
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Aspire Leaders Program

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The Aspire Leaders Program welcomes low-income, first-generation college students and recent graduates around the world to participate in a free online immersive leadership journey including professional skills training, an exclusive course designed and delivered by Harvard faculty, and interactive seminars led by world-class educators.

After completion, Aspire Institute empowers alumni to continue their leadership development through seed funds, workshops, and a vibrant global network of peers and mentors.

Alumni Stories

Rohit Kushwaha ALP ’23 Transforms Lives of Youth With Disabilities in India

Aspire Leaders Program alumnus and Community Action Award winner creates a school to develop vocational skills in disabled youth in Ghaziabad, India.

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Faculty and Mentor Spotlights

Susan Fine Shares Entrepreneurial Wisdom With Aspire’s Rising Leaders

Aspire mentor and entrepreneur shares her journey and wisdom with young leaders around the world.

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Global Partners

Mahmoud Rabie, Founder of Innovate Academy, Passionately Learns and Mentors to Shape a More Inclusive Future

Mahmoud Rabie, Founder of Innovate Academy, is dedicated to mentoring youth through his organization and preparing them for career success.

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