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Aspire2 (CSR)

Aspire2 was established in 2015 as part of the DPS Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.  Our vision is to support second-level students in our partner schools to:

  • support students in their personal growth and development
  • motivate and encourage them to complete their second level education successfully
  • help them to achieve leaving certificate results that reflect their true potential
  • provide them with opportunities to progress further through the education system
  • help them to realise their potential and their aspirations.

Aspire2 currently has 6 partner schools in Cork and Dublin:

  • Cork
    • St. Aidan’s Community College, Dublin Hill
    • St Patrick’s College, Gardiner’s Hill 
    • North Presentation, Farranree
  • Dublin
    • St. Dominic’s Secondary School, Ballyfermot 
    • Kylemore College, Ballyfermort
    • Rosary College, Crumlin

We are closely supported by our third level access partners; UCD, Trinity College, IT Tallaght, UCC & CIT.

In the first 2 years of Aspire2 the programme has provided assistance to over 200 students. Supports include mentoring from DPS employees, work placements , youth advisory panels and a wide range of in-school initiatives such as extra tuition, personal development workshops, Gaeltacht scholarships, cultural visits, motivational workshops and after-schools study hubs.  

Our first cohort of Aspire2 students got their leaving certificate results in August 2017 and we are delighted to report very encouraging results in terms of progression, results and skills development.

 

DPS is currently expanding the scale and impact of the programme by inviting potential partners to join us.  We are seeking corporate partners who share our vision and who are prepared to work in partnership and commit resources and time to help realise that vision.

For further information please contact Janice McGarry, Aspire2 Project Manager