Aspire Blog

Respecting Our Youth

My 16-year-old daughter owns two hungry geckos. One afternoon on our way home, she realized she needed crickets. I stopped at the pet store, handed her my credit card, and off she went. She came back with a frown. The adult pet store worker had given her a hard time for no apparent reason. This… Read more »

Aspire Parent/Significant Adult Presentations

Over the past eleven years, I taught history. I loved telling stories and watching students fall in love with the subject. In my AP US History class every year we’d encounter the “Sexual Revolution.” As one can imagine, students had questions and were extremely interested in the topic. I realized despite my great love for… Read more »

Online Summer Resources

It’s officially summer time here in Citrus County! With school being out for the summer, hotter temperatures and revised social distancing, it can be difficult to hang out with friends and find things to do!  At Aspire, we want your summer to be a positive time full of meaningful relationships and fun experiences. Here is… Read more »

Journaling to Learn about Yourself

Have you ever received a gift that you didn’t use? A journal is that gift with its crisp, blank paper waiting to receive mind-blowing creativity and inspiration. You received the journal, complemented its beauty, and thanked the giver. Sure, the journal looked appealing. You tried writing on the first few pages, made lists, or even… Read more »

STD’s and COVID-19

  There’s a popular meme going around the Internet at the moment that says “2020: Have you tried unplugging it and plugging it back in?” Although this statement is trivial and lighthearted it reflects a deeper issue of our hearts at the moment. With news of social distancing and the spread of COVID-19, we are… Read more »

Friend or Foe?

Foe – an enemy or opponent. Friend– a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or family relations. While anyone can long for friendship, it is usually one of the most important aspects of an adolescents life; having many friends. The more friends, the… Read more »

Fall

We strive as a team here at Aspire to help prevent teens and young adults from making decisions that they not only may later regret, but decisions that potentially will have life long lasting effects. We share the most up to date information and statistics while also staying personable and giving real-life situations and stories.… Read more »

Back to School!

We can hardly believe that summer 2017 is drawing to a close, and it’s time to look toward a fresh school year! As always, we have a schedule that is jam-packed with classes and groups that share the message of healthy relationships with Citrus County teens. We will be at the 3 public high schools,… Read more »

Summer 2017

Summer is the sweet time of year, with thunderstorms, heat waves, and lots of outdoor fun to be had! However, we know that without the structure of school, students often struggle to find healthy ways to spend their summer. Our team worked hard this year to provide ample opportunities for young people in Citrus County… Read more »