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

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countries represented
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Aspire Leaders Program

Applications for the 2024 program now open! Apply Here

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.

Distinguished Speaker Series Special Events

Marcelo Claure Transforms Challenges Into Opportunities and Empowers the Next Generation of Global Leaders

Marcelo Claure, investor and entrepreneur originally from Bolivia, shared his journey from humble beginnings to becoming a global business leader. He now invests in young talent and educational initiatives like Aspire Institute.

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Alumni Stories

Michelle Nagawa ALP ‘23 Inspires Change as a Ugandan Social Impact Leader, Mentor, Writer, and Mother

Michelle Nagawa completed the Aspire Leaders Program in 2023 and receiving funding to pursue a transformative project in the Katanga slum area of Uganda. She continues to balance her roles as a social entrepreneur, mentor, writer, geospatial analyst, and mother.

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Global Partners

Sudanese Content Creator Creates a Digital Space for Equal Access to Opportunities

Maram Elmutasim, a medical doctor from Sudan now living in Egypt due to political turmoil, leverages social media to spotlight educational opportunities for youth in Sudan and the Middle East and North Africa regions.

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