Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$1,236 raised by 10 donors

25% complete

$5,000 Goal

ASPIREKids was born out of a conversation several years ago between our Director, Jodi Mottashed and her 6-year-old son. He couldn't understand why some kids didn't have the same opportunities he did, and he wanted to do something to change that. It took several years for us to take the leap, but in April of 2018, after another conversation of what we would do "one day" it was time to commit to helping children in our community have the same opportunities as their peers. This led to significant research about trauma and its effects on youth as they grow into adulthood which led us to one of many important truths: Building healthy relationships through access to healthy activities leads to a healthy future.


Our mission is to help youth that have experienced trauma build resilience through access to normalcy.


Our STRIVE Scholarship program is in need of funding for scholarships for at-promise youth to participate in extracurricular and normalcy activities. In 2022 we were able to provide access to driving lessons, driver's ed, yearbooks, field trips, sports, art, summer camps and so much more.

In 2022 we funded 132 scholarships for $33,100, the average scholarship was $250.

In 2022 we worked closely with schools to grow our ASPIRE Outfitters program and provided clothing, shoes, coats, duffel bags and gift cards to nearly 200 youth in need. The ASPIRE Outfitters program is in need of funding to purchase gift cards for teens, as well as duffel bags and storage items such as plastic bins and shelving.

Each child referred to our program receives a duffel bag full of new and gently used clothing along with new personal items (socks and underwear). Teens also receive a $50 gift card to Ross or a similar store to purchase some items themselves.

In 2022 we were finally able to get The Locker Room off the ground. We worked closely with schools and social workers to provide new and gently used sporting equipment for youth that can't afford to purchase the items they need. Several teens played soccer, basketball and baseball because of this program. Funding for this program will go directly to purchasing items for kids and teens.

Our ASPIRE HandsON! program is in need of funding to fund various activities with youth in our community from respite events to field trips for teens learning about career opportunities and pathways out of their current situation.

We are in need of volunteers to sort clothing donations on a regular basis for our ASPIRE Outfitters program.

Equity Statement

At ASPIREKids our mission is to provide access to normalcy to all children with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. No child should be excluded from opportunities to build resilience to their personal experience with trauma.

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Organization name


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Youth Development

Operating Budget

$50,001 - $100,000

Organization Need

Funding: Program, Volunteers

Demographics Served

Youth & Children

Counties Served

El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


5711 Farish Road
Placerville, CA 95667

Service areas

El Dorado County, CA, US



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