Graduation of the Aspire MO 2.0 Inaugural Class of 2024

April 3, 2024
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March 28, 2024, in Chillicothe, Missouri, the Missouri Women’s Council celebrated a monumental milestone—the graduation of the Aspire MO 2.0 Inaugural Class of 2024. Below are pictures of the graduates and those instrumental in making this program a success.  Vinod George and Mike Spurgeon from Missouri Enterprise provided hands-on training in warehouse, manufacturing, and supply chain.  Other service providers also provided additional soft skills to prepare the ladies for work once they leave the correctional facility in the near future.  This Aspire MO initiative will be a beacon of success in reentry strategies and promises to dramatically reduce recidivism rates to nearly nonexistent levels.  Each graduate provided testimony as to how this program will impact their life and the families and communities in which they will return.  One graduate captured the essence of this transformative experience, stating, “This opportunity gave me a solid foundation to build on a successful future.”