ASPIRE @ Art Tech High School
ASPIRE uses a proactive strategy to encourage students who do not, for whatever reason, see education beyond high school as an option and might otherwise not seek out the resources available to them. ASPIRE is a joint creation of The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) and the Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) through the Partners for Scholars program. The ASPIRE program is a volunteer advisor program that is purposefully designed to be an effective method of extending the reach of the high school counseling departments at a low cost and without overburdening staff.
ASPIRE Program Goals:
- Provide mentoring and resources to help students access education and training beyond high school.
- Help high schools build a sustainable community of volunteer mentors.
- Educate students and families about the scholarship application process and other options for paying for postsecondary education.