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Aspire Academy 2018
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3/11/2018 to 3/14/2018
When: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Where: United States

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Aspire Academy 2018 is coming!  Save the Dates!

March 11th – 14th, 2018

Mesa Public Safety Training Facility  


Aspire Academy is a hands-on 4-day camp that introduces high school aged girls to careers in public safety. Put on by the Girl Scouts and the women of public safety, it gives girls the hands-on experience of firefighting, law enforcement, and other emergency operations techniques all while working side-by-side with women in these fields. 

  • 30 high school aged girls (14-18 yrs)
  • $125 registration fee (scholarships available)
  • Registration to open December 2017 - via Girl Scouts website:  Keyword: Aspire Academy

2017 Aspire Video


Instructors needed! Contact one of the coordinators to sign up as a LEAD. 

Police – Sergeant Kim Scott: or 480-644-3401  

Fire – Captain Michele Denton: or 480-225-1262


  • Food coordinator needed!  Barb McReynolds is retiring. L Now, we’re looking for one or two people with the coordination skills and time to organize and plan and direct the overall effort to feed campers and staff.   If you’d like more info on the specifics for this spot, please contact Katie Peiffer: or 408-644-5162.  
  • Staff Sign-ups for specific skills or days will open closer to the camp dates.  Look for the email and sign up when you see it!


Nominations and elections for the Aspire Academy Regional Operations Committee (AAROC) will happen in March 2018.  Nominations will happen at the Aspire Kick off meeting the week before Aspire (exact date TBD) and voting will be open to all staff members during Aspire.  We will announce the election results on the last day of camp. 

  • Operations Committee
  • Fundraising & Recruitment Committee
  • Marketing Committee


West Valley Aspire? Yes! Glendale is working toward hosting Aspire in October 2018 and it looks very promising that we will be able to have 2 camps this year! A HUGE thank you goes out to Rachel Bousman, Valerie Cooney and Shawn Coder from Glendale Fire and PD for all their work!  Looking forward to being part of your camp too! 

Want to host your own?  Aspire Academy has been created as a “template” so we can share the program with any other city or agency that may want to host this awesome event.  For more information about hosting, please contact Katie Peiffer: or 408-644-5162, OR Kim Scott: or 480-644-3401  

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