helping students with their post-high school aspirations
Volunteers are the core of Student Success
ASPIRE (Access to Student Assistance Programs in Reach of Everyone) is a program designed to help students with their post-high school aspirations. ASPIRE does this by matching volunteer mentors and students so they can work through the process of developing a plan to obtain this goal. ASPIRE and our volunteer mentors strive to help student’s access education and training beyond high school, whether that be college, trade or career.
This program is an extension of the high school counseling department and provides students with one-on-one assistance. This is all done by matching senior and junior students with ASPIRE Mentors. These ASPIRE mentors are volunteers from the community with real-world experience and an interest in helping students become the best they can be. These teams begin to help students think about career goals and how to access education and training beyond high school. As they continue to meet they begin to develop a plan on how to achieve these goals.
ASPIRE also works closely with Sisters GRO to help facilitate founding students’ education, whether that be for the trades, certifications or college and universities. In the 2017-18 school year, Sisters High school students received a quarter of a million dollars in local scholarships alone.
ASPIRE Mentors help students through the steps of:
- EXPLORING career and educational options
- PLANNING AHEAD to keep their options open for the future
- FINDING and getting into the right school or program
- FUNDING their education
If you are interested in learning more about ASPIRE, or volunteering to be a mentor contact Rick Kroytz, ASPIRE Coordinator Sisters High School 541-549-3203 firstname.lastname@example.org