ASPIRE at Toledo High School

Run by Oregon Student Access Commission

Program Details

Recruitment Status

  • Accepting Male Mentors: Yes
  • Accepting Female Mentors: Yes
  • Accepting Male Mentees: Yes
  • Accepting Female Mentees: Yes

Program Description

Administered by the Oregon Student Access Commission, ASPIRE (Access to Student assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone) is Oregon’s official mentoring program to help students access education and training beyond high school. Students receive information about college options, admission, and financial aid from trained and supportive, ASPIRE volunteer mentors who work one-on-one with them throughout the year. Beginning with just four pilot schools in 1998, ASPIRE has expanded to over 115 sites across Oregon.

Ages of Youth in the Program

14 to 18

Description of Youth in the Program

Toledo High School students who requested an ASPIRE advisor.

Quality Standards of Program

Youth Goals and Outcomes

•Helping high schools build a sustainable community of volunteer advisors
•Educating students and families about the scholarship application process and other options for paying for postsecondary education
•Providing advising, resources, and encouragement to help students access education and training beyond high school

Mentor Profile

•Desire and ability to work with teenage students
•Sensitivity to challenges faced by teenage students
•Interest in being trained in the college financial aid process
•Dependability and a strong sense of commitment
•Ability to maintain patient, non-judgmental attitude

Types of Mentoring

  • Volunteer with one youth (one-to-one mentoring)

Place Where Mentoring Occurs

  • Site-based (limited to one location: school, activity center, workplace, etc.)

Hours Needed

  • Weekday Mornings: 8 am to Noon
  • Weekday Afternoon: Noon to 3 pm
  • Weekday After School: 3 pm to 5 pm
  • Weekday Evenings: 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Weekend

Contact Information

Web: aspireoregon.org

Contact: Debra Hite
Phone: (541) 336-5104
Email: Deb.Hite@lincoln.k12.or.us

Locations Served

  • Toledo

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