Aspire2 and Partners
Corporate social solidarity that changes young people's lives.
Aspire2 is an organisation focused on empowering young people in second-level DEIS schools to fulfill their full potential. With help from our funding partners, we can support young people to get their best Leaving Cert and progress to third-level or apprenticeships.
We work with ten schools across Cork and Dublin and are funded by DPS Group. If you'd like to support our work please get in touch.
Our Aspire2 Schools have seen great results in student progression in 2022
Student Progression to Third Level
Student Progression to Apprenticeships
Opportunities for Companies looking to support young people
Funding Aspire2 gives you and your employees the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young people who historically for social and economic reasons have had less access to third level opportunities.
University of Galway, November 2022
In this report read how for every euro invested in Aspire2 programmes there is a social return on investment of seven times that.
Rethink Ireland, June 2021
In this report read how the Education Fund has brought better outcomes for young people involved in Aspire2.
Hear from past students that are still involved with Aspire2 as third level students in our alumni
This programme has helped me to grow up. We started in this programme at around 16 and we've been with it since. For me Aspire2 has been something consistent and encouraging through my adolescent life and now into adulthood. This programme is still as important to me because it's giving us the opportunity to do for other young people what was done for us and more. I would be a very different person if I hadn't been involved in this programme. It's provided me with so many opportunities for growth and development
Youth Advisory Panel and Alumni
I would highly recommend getting involved with the Aspire2 programme if it is running in your school. From the perspective of someone who is
now in college, I have to say that I miss the atmosphere of being on a Youth Advisory Panel. While being on the alumi is quite different from
being on a Youth Advisory Panel I still feel as connected to Aspire2 as I did when I was in secondary school. I have loved every
moment of being involved with the programme and aim to be apart of Aspire2 for as long as I can.
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