After-school program aims to turn kids into lifelong learners
Children in the Bronx are taking part in an after-school program aimed at keeping students engaged in their studies.
Aspira began as a way to combat drop-out rates among Latinos back in the 1960s.
Today, it's providing students with an array of options to get them engaged in their education.
Some of the activities include sports medicine and management, cooking and college prep.
The goal is to show students there is more to education, organizers say.
The programs are available at more than a dozen schools in the Bronx.
The program hopes to turn kids into lifelong learners and give them the skills they need to turn their hopes into reality, organizers say.