An after school program focusing on creating a culture of learning centered around our first core value, fostering the belief that all children can learn through constant support and guidance. LEARN utilizes the Capturing Kid’s Hearts Model, which holds as one of its tenets that if you capture a kid’s heart, then you capture their mind.

ASPIRE is now enrolling for the 2022-23 school year for the following sites:


Cherrylee, Cleminson, Cortada, Columbia, Durfee, Gidley, Legore, New Lexington, Potrero, Rio Hondo, Rio Vista, Shirpser, Wilkerson & Wright


Emerson Middle School

 Click HERE to start your ASPIRE Application.

Parents/Guardians will be notified of their child’s acceptance or waitlisted status within one week of submitting the ONLINE form.

After all spots have been filled we will also continue to accept online registration forms for the waitlist on an on-going basis.


Core Components 

By focusing on LEARN’s 5th core value, which is to support rigorous and meaningful instruction with applicable connections to the real world, LEARN works to create environments of exploration and learning through hands-on activities focused on student interests and classroom knowledge.  LEARN works to understand the direction and goals of the leadership at each school.  By working with school leadership, LEARN works to focus on the specific needs of each site.

Common Core Alignment

In conjunction with LACOE, LEARN works on professionally developing their staff to support common core needs of students, such as lesson planning around English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Enrichment focused on College-Career Awareness 

As an educational agency focused on post-secondary success of students and families, LEARN’s ASPIRE Program weaves a curriculum of College Access and Career Awareness throughout the school year curriculum.  This is done through ASPIRE’s Keys to College Program which is a curriculum developed for 4th to 8th grade focusing on age appropriate themes around college readiness and career awareness and most importantly, making connections with interests and post secondary endeavors. This curriculum is in full implementation at the El Monte City School District. LEARN is also a partner organization through a grant from Southern California Edison in the Parents as Partners college access initiative that educates and helps parents navigate the road to college for their children skills.

If you would like more information on how you could help support LEARN’s programs, please visit our donation page.

LEARN is an Equal Opportunity Non-profit Organization committed to providing all employees and program participants an environment free of discrimination and harassment regardless of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

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