ASPIRE Read to Succeed

The ASPIRE Read To Succeed! Tutoring Program aims to improve reading skills of 1st graders through direct instruction by a trained volunteer, with no more than four (4) students per tutor. By the end of the school year, with consistent attendance, students will show improved reading and language skills.

ASPIRE Read to Succeed (ARTS) will be conducted at our newly remodeled Housing Youth Center located at 71 S. Hamilton. Tutoring sessions occur twice a week Monday and Wednesday from 4 - 5 p.m. Transportation is provided by the Housing Youth Program. Days of the week and a starting date will be determined once assessment testing is completed. Students are placed depending on their assessed reading levels and available space in the groups.

Placement and Application

Potential program participants will complete an assessment test in August 2018. Those who qualify will begin their tutoring sessions the first week in September. (Tutoring sessions will follow the school calendar; there will be no tutoring sessions on school holidays and breaks.)

To participate, please complete the application and return to the City of Chandler’s Housing Office, on-site Recreation Room/Youth Program Staff, or your child’s school teacher before August 24. Upon completion, a staff member will contact the participants' parents to schedule an assessment and offered tutoring time. Students are placed in a tutoring session depending on their assessed reading levels and space in the classes.

ASPIRE Read to Succeed Application
Session 2018 - 2019 Schedule
Session 1 (4 Weeks) Beginning the week of September 3
  • No Sessions October 1– October 12 (Fall Intersession Break)

Session 2 (10 Weeks)

October 15 – December 21

  • No session October 31
  • No sessions November 22 and 23 in observance of Thanksgiving
  • No Sessions December 24 - January 4, 2019 (Winter Break)
Session 3 (9 weeks) January 7 – March 8
  • No session Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day
  • No session Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents’ Day
  • No sessions March 11 – March 22 (Spring Intersession Break)
Session 4 (8 weeks) March 25 – May 17
  • Graduation Celebration– May 16 (subject to change)


  • First day of class: September 4, 2018 
  • Weekly Tutoring Time: 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Location: Housing Youth Center located at 71 S. Hamilton
  • ASPIRE Read to Succeed aligns with the Chandler Unified School schedule and the Housing Youth Program schedule; if there is school, there is tutoring. There will be tutoring on half days. 
  • 2018-2019 ASPIRE Read to Succeed Schedule