ASPIRE is Loyola Limited's high school experiential program. Our program strives to empower students through an entrepreneurial and fully immersive personal and professional program. ASPIRE offers local high school students the opportunity to gain meaningful experience and professional skills while being mentored by our undergraduate student staff.
In the Fall of 2016, Loyola Limited applied for and was granted funding through Loyola University’s Plan 2020. ASPIRE was the first student-run initiative to receive support from this fund. Over the span of two years, ASPIRE has grown into a comprehensive experiential program - offering opportunities including job shadowing, workshops, professional events, and more.
Community engagement is a key part of the work we do and in designing this program, our enterprise wanted to find an impactful way to engage high school students in the area. the goal of the aspire program is to empower students while also utilizing the unique resources our enterprise offers.
Ashley Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer
The goal of the ASPIRE program is to empower Chicago Public High School students through skill development, meaningful team experiences, and impactful relationships.
Its main objectives include:
Providing direct professional exposure and tangible career experience to high school students through job shadowing experiences.
Assisting participants in developing professional skills and with post-secondary planning through our career-readiness workshop series.
Fostering participants’ professional education and personal growth through mentorship.