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201 South Mountain Ave.
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-8771
Fax: (541) 482-2172
Contact: Rebecca Sullivan, Office Manager
ASPIRE College and Career Mentoring

ASPIRE is a mentoring program that encourages students to access education and training beyond high school. The State of Oregon launched ASPIRE in 1998 in four pilot schools. Today, the ASPIRE program has expanded to more than 150 sites across Oregon, and annually reaches over 11,000 students. ASPIRE matches trained and supportive adult volunteer mentors with students to help them explore and access college/career options and financial aid opportunities.
ASPIRE is open to all students who are interested in participating in the program. Whether a student wants to be a sound engineer or an EMT, a forensic scientist or a computer programmer, a massage therapist or a web designer, they will most likely need more schooling or training to successfully reach their career goals. ASPIRE mentors work one on one with students to help them navigate their various postsecondary options, including two- and four-year colleges, technical/vocational schools, and apprenticeship programs. Mentors also help students explore financial aid options, including searching and applying for scholarships, and filling out the FAFSA.

Become an ASPIRE Student!
Students interested in learning more about ASPIRE can stop by the AHS Counseling Office to meet with Jennifer Marsden, the ASPIRE coordinator. To participate in ASPIRE, students need to complete the ASPIRE application and have the ASPIRE permission form signed by a parent/guardian. Both of these forms are available in the Counseling Office.

Interested in becoming an ASPIRE Mentor?
The heart of ASPIRE are the many dedicated volunteers who work with our students. ASPIRE mentors at AHS include parents, retirees, professionals, and college students. Below is a video that gives a good overview of the ASPIRE program and the role of ASPIRE mentors:

For more information about becoming an ASPIRE mentor as AHS, please contact Jennifer Marsden at: or 541-482-2278 x-2130

Today's Events - Sunday October 22 2017
Coed Varsity Water Polo
South Salem HS Tournament
Upcoming Events - Wednesday October 25 2017
Coed Varsity Cross Country
5A-3 Midwestern League Championship @ Valley of the Rogue State Park
- 2:30 PM
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