ASPIRE Project holds leadership week at Halifax CC
Halifax County and Weldon City Schools Community-Based
Abstinence Education Program called ASPIRE, which stands for
Abstinence Standards Promote Individual Respect Education
provided a week of leadership training to Halifax County
middle school students, July 19-22 on the Halifax Community
College campus. The ASPIRE Project is funded by the U.S.
Department of Health & Human Services.
According to Coordinator for Project ASPIRE Wayne Anthony,
the week provided leadership training to a number of
students. “We hope that they will learn leadership skills
that will help them be successful at the next level, which
is high school and in the real world,” said Anthony. Along
with the leadership training, the students were involved in
an art class where they completed an abstinence project.
They also participated in a public speaking class during the
Members of the Halifax Community College Women of Excellence
female mentoring group led a workshop on making good first
impressions to female middle school students during a
session of ASPIRE training.
Staff from the Halifax Community College PRIDE male
mentoring group led a workshop on being a leader and how to
deal with peer pressure to male middle school students
during a session of ASPIRE training.