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Norwalk ASPIRE Receives $35,000 Grant For After School Programs

ASPIRE serves Norwalk middle school students on the Norwalk Community College campus throughout the school year.
ASPIRE serves Norwalk middle school students on the Norwalk Community College campus throughout the school year. Photo Credit: File

NORWALK, Conn. – The Family & Children’s Agency recently received a $35,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation for the ASPIRE program, formerly referred to as the After School Program.

ASPIRE serves Norwalk middle school students on the Norwalk Community College campus throughout the school year.

“FCA is grateful for Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s donation and support of the ASPIRE program,” said Robert Cashel, FCA president and CEO in a press release. “In addition to providing critical academic support and life skills, this program helps support a successful transition from middle school into high school for these students. FCCF’s continued support demonstrates their commitment to supporting youth throughout our community.”

The ASPIRE program serves 50 Norwalk middle school students throughout the school year. In addition to academic support, the program offers enrichment activities, helps promote character development, reinforces executive functioning skills and prepares students for a successful transition into high school, according to a press release.

The program has expanded to include an alumni component, which allows students who have graduated into high school to remain connected. Fairfield County’s Community Foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, focusing on innovative and collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting the community.

For more information, visit www.fccfoundation.org .

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