​​March 25, 2017

By Daily Herald

Austin First United Methodist Church has joined hands with Austin Aspires, which was created by the Vision 2020 Education Leaders Committee, in an effort to support preschool children and their families.

April 10, 2017

By Daily Herald
​​Working toward kindergarten readiness


​By Jennifer Lawhead, Austin Aspires Executive Director
The weather was perfect on Saturday, April 1. The sun was shining as many families enjoyed the playground outside the library. You could hear children playing the Rhapsody outdoor musical instruments found along the Mill Pond paths. Inside the library, Austin Public Schools Early Childhood, Matchbox Theater, Austin Arts Center, MacPhail Music Center, Austin Rotary Club, Early Risers and Noon Kiwanis Clubs, SEMA, and Austin Aspires joined forces to celebrate spring and promote literacy in the community.​

Education in Austin - Collective Impact - In the News

​​​​​​​​Published 7:34 am Friday, June 30, 2017

​​​Ready to launch: ‘Adulting: The Manual’ highlights skills students need for independence
By Daily Herald
By Jennifer Lawhead, Austin Aspires

“Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.” – Chinese Proverb



​​May 19, 2017

​​Parent to Parent: Austin Aspires backs peer help

By Daily Herald
​​By Jennifer Lawhead, Austin Aspires Executive Director
“There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” — Sue Atkins, Parenting Coach






​​April 3, 2016
Austin Daily Herald
Science Fair Mentoring Project takes students to STEAM Expo

​​February 3, 2016
Austin Aspires is Hoping to Benefit Education within the Community

In the News

​​​February 22, 2017

Representative Haley and Jennifer Lawhead, Director of the Austin, MN non-profit group Austin Aspires speaks to lawmakers at the Minnesota Capitol to about education partnerships.​

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March 21, 2017

Austin Daily Herald

Students STEP Up to sample careers​


​​​​​​March 21, 2017


http://tinyurl.com/l4xts6n Kindergarten Kits Give Children a Head Start.