Middle school and high school students as well as adult learners work with community mentors and school/ site staff to develop their plans for the future. Students and learners have the opportunity to work with mentors, participate in career and college readiness activities, and gain advice on developing their future plans.
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ASPIRE is very helpful. Before joining aspire I was not at all prepared for after high school plans but now. I’m all set.
ASPIRE Student Class of 2022
Purpose of Permission Form: Legal guardians provide student permission to: (a) participate in ASPIRE; (b) allow mentor access to student academic records; and (c) communicate in-person or electronically with mentors according to the district's policy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sample Opt-Out Verbiage
In the [Name district] we are determined to create a strong career & college going culture in our high schools. [Name District and/or ASPIRE Site] has embraced the State of Oregon’s ASPIRE program that offers education, support, and mentoring opportunities for all students.
ASPIRE student supports include 1:1 mentoring, group mentoring, and activities or events that focus on career exploration, career and college research, admissions applications, scholarships, and financial aid. If students choose to participate in the mentor program, it is important to know that all ASPIRE staff and community mentors go through a background check and that confidentiality is required as mentors will have access to student academic records. Mentoring will take place in person or in a combination of virtual, electronic communication following [Name of ASPIRE Site/District] guidelines. If you do NOT want your child to participate in the ASPIRE program, please contact your [name of school] College Coordinator [or specify your staff titles] to opt out the ASPIRE program.
Our Recruitment Planner has several recruiting actions you can take, whether you have an established program or are just starting out. Set target dates and take note of which methods are most effective at your site.
Tabling at events where students and parents are present: registration, back-to-school nights, financial aid nights, parent-teacher conferences, etc.. Here you can talk with parents about the program and get signed Permission Forms: English | Spanish completed.
Ensure staff know about the program through formal and informal conversations and know they can refer potential students to you.
Visit different classes, meetings, and assemblies to speak about ASPIRE
Matching Students with Mentors: students can be matched to volunteer mentors based on shared traits, career goals, or mutual interests
Matching Forms: for Student to complete | for Mentor to complete
Tracking Student Progress: volunteers and coordinators use Student Trackers to monitor a student's progress, allowing any mentor to pick-up right where the last one left off. You can download student trackers using the link below or order free copies.
Below are links to the ASPIRE Student Trackers.
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