Our Philosophy

The Aspire Program is founded on the belief that supportive relationships are instrumental to helping young adults achieve their career and training goals. This belief ties in with our commitment to positive youth development, an approach to working with people that assumes young adults can and will make positive contributions to society.

The stage of life known as young adulthood is full of transitions. As high school comes to an end and a life of independence begins, many young adults consider their plans for the years ahead. Entering the world of training and careers can pose special challenges for young adults who have experienced barriers to success. By building skills and getting involved in the community, young adults can make steps toward achieving their goals. Mentors contribute to this success by modeling employment-related skills and behaviours and by becoming a caring, consistent figure in young adults’ lives.

Mentorship can make the difference. What skills, passions, and experiences are you willing to share with young adults in our community?

Our Partner Agencies

John Howard Society
The John Howard Society

Mission Statement: In partnership with the community to make Peterborough safer through prevention, education, reform, aftercare and treatment services for persons who are, or who have the potential to be involved in the Criminal Justice System.


EPC Peterborough
Employment Planning & Counselling

Mission Statement: Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that aims to provide superior career development and employment related programs and services.


Trent Valley Literacy Association
Trent Valley Literacy Association

Mission statement: Trent Valley Literacy Association (TVLA) helps adults in Peterborough City and County acquire the literacy, numeracy, and computer skills they
need to live and work successfully in the community.