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At ASPIRA of NJ we strive to:

• Bring unity and empowerment to the community by challenging youth, parents, teachers and staff to serve
   that community with respect, commitment, and high expectations.

• Produce life-long learners dedicated to consistent reflection and critical examination of their world.

• Provide all students with a clear sense of their cultural identity, a critical approach to their cultural history,
   and the skills and experiences to empower them to develop a strong commitment to social change within
   their community.

• Be an educational resource for our teachers, students, parents, and community, embracing the notion that it
   takes a village to raise a child and that learning is a continual process requiring multi-level support.

• Develop youth equipped with 21st century skills prepared for our rapidly changing global society.

• Provide a rigorous curriculum that reflects the national and state standards in the content areas in addition
   to a serve and learn approach to challenge every student’s academic and citizenship potential.

Students from Rafael Hernandez Elementary School receiving their birthday
celebration certificates.

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