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ASPIRE is a mentoring program that matches trained and supportive adult volunteer mentors with middle and high school students to develop a plan to help them meet their education goals beyond high school.

Today's students may not have the good fortune to have someone to help them figure out what to do after high school, let alone the myriad of education and training options. If you have a desire to help students explore college options, admissions, and financial aid, ASPIRE is for you. Become one of our trained and supportive adult volunteer mentors and work one-on-one with students throughout the year.

ASPIRE is a program of the Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) that encourages post-secondary education and helps students find funds to meet the increasing cost of post-secondary education. Through ASPIRE, we provide access to information and funds for educational opportunities ranging from public and private four-year colleges and universities to community colleges and to vocational training programs and apprenticeships.

One goal is to educate students and families on how to find money for education. An additional ASPIRE goal is to build a sustainable community of volunteers that provides mentoring to help students access education beyond high school.

In order build a sustainable community of volunteers to help meet this need, we need volunteer mentors. ASPIRE volunteers do not replace paid staff, but provide valuable additional resources to connect students to careers, training programs, colleges and funding.

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ASPIRE Volunteer Application

Interested in volunteering to become an ASPIRE mentor? You can download the ASPIRE Volunteer Application print and bring to the office.

Return application to:

MHS College & Career Center, 615 NE 15th St., McMinnville, OR 97128 or for further information, you may contact:

Lisa Johnson| ASPIRE Coordinator
Phone: 503.565.4270
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