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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.

Alumni Stories

Isabela Sanchez Taipe ALP’22 from Peru Carries Her Family’s Dreams as a First-Generation College Student

An ALP ’22 alumna, Isabela Sanchez Taipe overcame barriers in Peru and now carries the dreams of her family as a first-generation college student. 

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Distinguished Speaker Series

CEO of Moderna, Stéphane Bancel, Inspires Aspiring Leaders to Create Global Impact

Moderna’s CEO joined Aspire’s Distinguished Speaker Series event where he encouraged future generations of young leaders to think big and change the world. 

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Supporting Aspire Institute This GivingTuesday

Aspire Institute has joined the global movement of generosity and empathy this Giving Tuesday.

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Alumni Stories

Godwin Obi ALP ‘22’s Global Leadership Journey from Nigeria to Princeton University

Aspire alumnus, Godwin Obi, shares his leadership journey from Nigeria to studying at Princeton University.

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Global Partners

Rawalpindi Women University Partners With Aspire Institute to Empower Young Women in Pakistan

Rawalpindi Women University and Aspire Institute partner to empower young women to reach their full potential in Pakistan.

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