ASPIRE recognizes the power of two indelible forces, one negative, one positive. First, ASPIRE realizes the social and behavioral issues that youth, especially underprivileged children, face today. From bullying, to social alienation, to violence, elementary school students are dealing with tough issues outside of the academic sphere. Next, ASPIRE recognizes the positive influence of athletes and student role models. With the proper vision in mind, they have the ability to motivate and inspire. Thus, ASPIRE seeks to harness the positive influence of athletes and role models to combat the behavioral issues in schools.