Keynote Speaker – Jerrod Murr

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The 46th Annual Conference will be held October 16-19th, 2022 in Jackson, Wyoming.

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Established in 1976

ASPIRE represents the six states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah

140 TRIO Programs

TRIO Programs include: Educational Opportunity Center, Ronald E. McNair Program, Student Support Services, Talent Search, Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science, and Veterans Upward Bound

More than 300 TRIO Professionals

Serving more than 45,000 students in six states. ASPIRE, Inc.’s mission is to increase the educational and success opportunities for low-income and first-generation college students through advocacy, professional development, and legislative awareness.

South Dakota TRIO Day Initiative

January 14, 2021|Tags: , |Comments Off on South Dakota TRIO Day Initiative

Hello, ASPIRE! South Dakota ASPIRE received a Spraggins Grant to use for a TRIO Day advocacy initiative. The photos included here are of our postcards (front and back) that will be filled out by our [...]

Native American Committee update

December 4, 2020|Comments Off on Native American Committee update

The ASPIRE Native American Committee would like to share information about the state of education and life in general for Native Americans in our region. Over the next few months, we will periodically share short [...]