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2 Oregon Opportunity Grant Scholarships & Grants Office of Degree Authorization ASPIRE

3 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

4 Official mentoring program of the State of Oregon Advisory Team Proven positive effect

5 Traditional ASPIRE: Mentoring at a site serving high school students eASPIRE: Mentoring online serving high school students Getting Ready to ASPIRE: Mentoring at a site serving middle school students

6 State General Funds for Administration and Partnership Grants 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 Partnership Grants Funds for students with disabilities Funds for ASPIRE Expansion

7 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

8 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

9 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

10 According to the 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

11 Removes preconceived obstacles for students Extend and enhance the reach of counselors Professional networking opportunities Site funding

12 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)

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17 Complete ASPIRE application Obtain approval from OSAC Sign agreements (ASPIRE and Partnership Grant) Begin training with your region supervisor Receive funds

18 Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Join the ASPIRE list serve: Read about success:

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