The Aspire Leaders Program 2024 is now accepting applications. The Aspire Leaders Program invites low-income, first-generation college students and recent graduates from all over the world to take part in a free online immersive leadership journey that includes professional skills training, a course designed and delivered by Harvard faculty, and interactive seminars led by world-class educators.
Aspire Institute allows graduates to continue their leadership development after graduation with seed money, workshops, and a strong worldwide network of peers and mentors. This application is completely free. There are no fees for applying or participating in the program.
The Aspire Leader Program Journey:
- Module I: Personal and Professional Development
- Strengths-based leadership skills assessment.
- Professional development resources co-created with Harvard Business School for creating a LinkedIn profile, crafting your resume, tips for interviewing, and how to network.
- Live interactions among a global cohort of peers.
- Module II: Aspire Leadership Course: Societal Impact for First-Generation Leaders: Six session leadership development course with an extra week to work on coursework designed and delivered by Harvard University faculty.
- Week One: Understanding Yourself as a Leader
- Week Two: Importance of Understanding Context and Building Trust
- Week Three: Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence
- Week Four: Live Discussion – Addressing Community Challenges
- Week Five: Voices of Leaders
- Week Six: Live Discussion – Being in Action in Your Communities Worldwide
- Week Seven: Independent Coursework and Module 3 Preparation
- Module III: Immersive Learning
- Master classes led by world-class educators from universities around the world.
- Asynchronous and synchronous learning with a global cohort of peers and mentors.
This program is for low-income, first-generation college students around the world. All applicants must meet the following criteria:
- 18-26 years old;
- First-generation college student;
- Low-income background;
- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or recently graduated but not enrolled in graduate school;
- Intermediate level English.
The application deadline is Saturday, December 2 at 11:59 p.m. EST (Boston, USA). Cohort 1 Program will run from January – March 2024.