January Newsletter

Post date: Feb 14, 2018 5:24:09 PM

Young adults who were at risk for falling off track but had a mentor are:

55% more likely to enroll in college

78% more likely to volunteer regularly

130% more likely to hold leadership positions

(Role of Risk, 2013) (The Mentoring Effect, 2015)

February 1 at 5 pm (PST)

This deadline is for Oregon Promise applicants who will start college Spring Term and are graduating high school or completing their GED between October 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018.

New Winter Webinars Announced

Did you miss Fall Conference? OSAC is hosting some of the presenters from the 2017 Fall Conference. Invite volunteers, parents, and students to register and watch. Check out our full calendar.

Upcoming January Webinars:

January 18th at 10:00 am

5 Ways to Help Oregon Go to College

Discover five resources you can use to help students and families prepare for education after high school. Presented by Gear UP, Oregon Goes to College.

January 23rd at 10:00 am

Apprenticeship Programs to Launch Career Paths

Learn more about apprenticeship programs: how they work, how they can benefit students and how to navigate the system.

February 1

This grant is to help current or former foster care youth with post-secondary education and training. Check out our website for more details.

February 15, 5 pm (PST)

Complete applications (including transcripts) submitted by this date will be entered into a drawing for one of several $1,000 Early Bird scholarship awards.

If the FAFSA feels a bit daunting for parents, have them start out with this worksheet (available in the ASPIRE Toolkit) from ECMC in English and Spanish.

You can also use this more detailed worksheet directly from FAFSA.gov.

"If You Mentor Me"...

If you are stumped or overwhelmed, check out the Volunteer Calendar. This will help you and your student not get overwhelmed, as you focus on each month's goals.

Thank you to all our ASPIRE Volunteer Mentors.

Mentoring has been proven to be one of the best ways to influence a student and keep them on track. Sometimes it may seem difficult and occasionally frustrating, but your time has impact and you are making a difference in our community and the world.

Print out an ASPIRE Thank You Note to give to a mentor who has been helping students this year. you can get other ideas about ways to recognize mentors in the ASPIRE Toolkit.

Please reach out to others and encourage them to volunteer for ASPIRE!


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Questions? Contact ASPIRE at (541) 687-7400 or contactus@aspireoregon.org

ASPIRE is a mentoring program within the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC). OSAC is an office of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

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