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  1. ASPIRE Access to Student assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone!

  2. ASPIRE Access to Student assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone! • Oregon Opportunity Grant • Scholarships & Grants • Office of Degree Authorization • ASPIRE www.OregonStudentAid.gov

  3. ASPIRE Access to Student assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone! • Provides one-on-one mentoring by adult volunteers • Welcomes ALL students • Offers ALL postsecondary educational options (Career-Technical, Apprenticeships, Community College, 4-year College or University) • Cultivates a network of volunteer support and activities to help students and their families realize their dream of postsecondary education www.AspireOregon.org

  4. ASPIRE Access to Student assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone! • Official mentoring program of the State of Oregon • Advisory Team • Proven positive effect www.AspireOregon.org

  5. PROGRAMS • Traditional ASPIRE: Mentoring at a site servinghigh school students • eASPIRE: Mentoring online serving high school students • Getting Ready to ASPIRE: Mentoring at a site serving middle school students www.AspireOregon.org

  6. PARTNERS State General Funds for Administration and Partnership Grants Funds for Partnership Grants Funds for ASPIRE Expansion Funds for Partnership Grants Funds for the e-ASPIRE and Get Ready to ASPIRE Special Projects Funds for Former Foster Youth trainings, publications & website information, and Fall Conference Funds for students with disabilities

  7. SITE RESPONSIBILITIES • Designate an ASPIRE site coordinator • Determine location at your site for the program • Provide release time, travel costs for ASPIRE coordinator to attend program events • Attend annual on site visit • Maintain tort and accident insurance for volunteers www.AspireOregon.org

  8. SITE COORDINATOR • Recruit and manage volunteer corps • Recruit and match students with volunteers • Participation agreement for students under 18 • Perform background check on all volunteers • Attend program training and ASPIRE program events • Set program goals • Collect data: progress reports, surveys, student participation list, scholarship tracking www.AspireOregon.org

  9. VOLUNTEERS • Trained mentors from your community • Background check required • One-on-one support directly to students either on site or via eASPIRE • Documents student progress on ASPIRE Student Tracker www.AspireOregon.org

  10. DATA • According to the 2009-10 survey of senior ASPIRE students: • 81% applied to an institution for postsecondary education • 92% plan to continue their education after high school • 70% have either taken or plan to take the SAT • 79% filed a FAFSA • 71% applied for at least one other scholarship, not administered by OSAC • 50% applied for at least one OSAC scholarship www.AspireOregon.org

  11. ASPIRE SUPPORT • Removes preconceived obstacles for students • Extend and enhance the reach of counselors • Professional networking opportunities • Site funding www.AspireOregon.org

  12. FUNDING • College Access Challenge Grant • $4,000 or $8,000 total based on size of the site • OSAC provides 50 percent ($2,000 or $4,000 cash) • Sites provide 50 percent (cash or in-kind) www.AspireOregon.org

  13. MORE SUPPORT

  14. GETTING STARTED www.AspireOregon.org

  15. GETTING STARTED • Complete ASPIRE application • Obtain approval from OSAC • Sign agreements (ASPIRE and Partnership Grant) • Begin training with your region supervisor • Receive funds www.AspireOregon.org

  16. DISCOVER MORE • Follow us on Facebook • Follow us on Twitter • Join the ASPIRE list serve: contactus@osac.state.or.us • Read about success: http://www.aspireoregon.org/success.html www.AspireOregon.org

  17. ASPIRE Access to Student assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone!