ASPIRE stands for Access to Student assistance Programs in Reach of Everyone. ASPIRE is a state wide program managed by Oregon Student Access Commission and facilitated through SKEF (Salem-Keizer Education Foundation) for the local school district. Currently ASPIRE is housed in each middle and high school in Salem Keizer School District. ASPIRE, currently helps middle and high school students access education and training beyond high school. Students receive information about college and career options, admission, financial aid from trained and supportive, and ASPIRE volunteer mentors who work one-on-one with them throughout the year.
ASPIRE serves students by:
- Helping high schools build a sustainable community of volunteer mentors
- Educating students and families about the scholarship application process and other options for paying for postsecondary education
- Providing mentoring, resources, and encouragement to help students access education and training beyond high school
Volunteer ASPIRE mentors are assigned to work one-on-one with students, guiding them through important steps toward postsecondary education. The ASPIRE mentor position attracts a broad spectrum of adult volunteers. Many are parents/guardians of students at the ASPIRE school, professionals, some of whom are the first in their family to attend college, or retired community members.
Please visit the ASPIRE for more details regarding ASPIRE Opportunities at South Salem High School, or to apply today!
Current Mentoring Opportunities
Check out the following volunteer opportunities available through the South Salem High School - Willamette University Tutoring and Mentoring Program. Check "Get More Info" for each volunteer opportunity if you want more information or "Sign Me Up" if you are ready to begin once your background check and application have been submitted. Please submit your name and email address and we will get back to you.
South Salem High School is located at 1910 Church St. SE Salem, OR. 97302. Approx. 2 blocks South of Bush Park.