ASPIRE mentors work one-on-one with high school students in helping them research and access post-secondary education. Our volunteer mentors help keep students accountable for applying for college and also in submitting their financial aid and scholarship applications. They assist them with their online research with careers and colleges. The most important role of the mentor is to provide another adult in the students life who is there to encourage and support them in their pursuit of an education, beyond high school. Training is provided by the ASPIRE staff. Mentors generally serve 1 to 4 hours per month and all mentoring is done onsite at Creswell High School.
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The ASPIRE program here at Creswell is important because it is giving every student an opportunity to further their education. It is also important in bringing the community and the high school together. I feel this program will help break down some preconceived notions about high school students that many community members have. My hope is that this program will be able to have sustainability power through the community volunteers.
Volunteers are trained by the ASPIRE administration team to become an ASPIRE Mentor. The success of this program depends on their efforts and commitment. ASPIRE mentors are assigned to work one-on-one with students, guiding them through important steps toward post-secondary education including: exploring career and college or vocational program options, planning ahead, finding the college or program that best fits the student’s needs, applying for scholarships and other financial aid.