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Mission Statement 


Austin Aspires will bring together community resources and families to challenge all learners to seek excellence and equip them to achieve results through shared community vision, evidence based decision making, collaborative action, and investment and sustainability.

Contact Us:
Austin Aspires
301 North Main Street, Suite 104
Austin, MN 55912

507.437.0920

lawhead@austinaspires.org
www.austinaspires.org

Austin will be recognized as a leader in education with a culture of educational excellence, cradle to career, embraced in every aspect of our community.

Call to Action

Vision Statement​ 


​​​​​​​​​​​Our approach:

​​StriveTogether brings proven expertise, effective resources and a nationally-recognized collective impact approach that enables communities to create local education ecosystems to support children and youth from cradle to career.

This approach helps align existing resources to increase impact by using data to determine what works best for children. Strive supports communities in developing shared outcomes and indicators of success to use across programs and systems, identifying promising practices and allowing for meaningful dialogue about local disparities and solutions to close achievement gaps.

To join the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network, Austin Aspires met a set of quality benchmarks that indicate it has engaged a cross-sector group around a common education vision. Austin Aspires also demonstrated its ability to support the creation of a sustainable infrastructure to drive change, and committed to being accountable for improving an identified set of academic outcomes.





 The youth of Austin need you! The success of our work depends on the commitment of our community to our young people. We hope you will join our work to achieve our vision of "educational excellence" for all in our community.


Ways you can engage in our shared work:

  • ​Join an action team
  • Host a job shadow student
  • Follow us on social media
  • ​Fund an Austin Aspires initiative
  • Volunteer for special projects
  • ​Create a welcoming environment for young people​​​​​​​​​