Mission: To "develop a better educated, more community conscious and committed youth".
ASPIRA of Florida develops the leadership capacity of youth by engaging them in weekly leadership club meetings guided by a curriculum designed to develop cultural and self awareness, as well as critical thinking and social skills. This is known as the ASPIRA Process of Leadership Development. ASPIRA in Palm Beach County was founded in 1996 and currently serves hundreds of youth within the Palm Beach County School District and at Palm Beach State College.
In 1961, Dr. Antonia Pantoja founded ASPIRA (Spanish for "to aspire"), a non-profit organization that promoted a positive self-image, commitment to community, and education as a value as part of the ASPIRA Process to Puerto Rican and other Latino youth in New York City. ASPIRA now has offices in 9 states, Puerto Rico and has its headquarters, the ASPIRA Association, in Washington, D.C.