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Aspire Academy

Girl Scouts are gearing up with Central Arizona’s bravest women for Aspire Academy! Aspire Academy is a four-day, three-night fully immersive program. Girls will be lodging at Parsons Leadership Center in South Phoenix and transported to the Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center (GRPSTC) daily for the program. Aspire Academy will pair girls, grades 9-12 with a female mentor from the Police or Fire Department. The academy will rotate participants through hands-on learning stations that include rappelling down buildings, climbing fire ladders, and mock crime scene investigations!

 Key Dates

Application Process: Aug. 5 – Sept. 29, 2021
Girls Notified: Oct. 6, 2021
Aspire Academy: Oct. 14-17, 2021

Program Fee: $125 (Financial Assistance is available. The link to apply is available within the application.)

STEP 1 – Application


STEP 2 – Acceptance

Girls will be notified Oct. 6, 2021.

STEP 3 – Squad Leaders

If you are an Aspire Academy Graduate and would like to apply to return as a squad leader, please select the “prior graduate/squad leader” box on the application.

The duties of an Aspire Squad Leader include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Leading, guiding, encouraging and mentoring squad of 5-6 new Aspire Academy participants through the program:
    • Ensure your squad is on time for physical training in the morning and all activity rotations throughout the day
    • Ensure participants have a clear understanding of Academy expectations
    • Lead evening debrief sessions with your individual squad for the large group
    • Communicate daily schedule and provide any updates or changes for your squad
  • Provide encouragement, support and positive reinforcement to all participants
  • Support Academy staff and volunteers with logistics, set up, and activity preparations


 Aspire Academy FAQ

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