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Title: Introduction to ASPIRE: Advisor Training


1
Introduction to ASPIREAdvisor Training
  • Access to Student Assistance Programs in Reach of
    Everyone

2
ASPIRE Goals
  • Provide mentoring and resources to help
  • students access education and training
  • beyond high school
  • Help ASPIRE sites build a sustainable
  • community of volunteer mentors
  • Educate students and families about school
  • selection and options regarding scholarship
  • and financial aid

3
Who is ASPIRE for?
  • ALL STUDENTS!
  • Career-Technical School
  • Community College
  • 4-year College or University
  • Apprenticeships

4
Why do students need ASPIRE?
I cant afford it
I can do just as well going straight to work...
Im not smart enough.
No one in my family has ever gone to college
I dont know where or how to go
5
Who funds ASPIRE?
6
Who administers ASPIRE?
OSACs mission To assist Oregon students and
their families in attaining a postsecondary
education and to enhance the value, integrity,
and diversity of Oregon's college programs
7
OSAC Programs
Oregon Opportunity Grant Projected 56M in
2009-10
Scholarships 14M awarded in 2008-09
3,400 students
Office of Degree Authorization Protects degree
integrity
ASPIRE 2007-08 12,000 students 1,400 volunteers
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ASPIRE Site Team
  • ASPIRE Coordinator
  • Site staff person assigned to coordinate ASPIRE
  • ASPIRE Advisor
  • Student mentor
  • Resource specialist
  • Volunteer team leader

10
ASPIRE Site Responsibilities
  • Provide
  • Adequate workspace
  • Phone
  • Internet access
  • College resource materials
  • Work toward agreed upon targeted outcomes
  • Screen potential volunteers
  • Maintain volunteer tort and accident insurance
  • Ensure parents/guardians sign permission forms

11
ASPIRE Advisor Responsibilities
  • Complete application pass criminal background
    check
  • Attend training
  • Meet onsite with staff present
  • Follow guidelines for advisor and student
    relationships
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Avoid conflicts of interest value diversity

12
Safety
  • Identification
  • School safety procedures bell system and
    lock-downs
  • First aid, infection control, fire extinguisher
  • Weapons policy
  • Child abuse policy
  • Sexual harassment policy

13
Meeting Your Students
  • Number of students assigned will depend on
  • amount of time you have to volunteer and match
  • factors
  • - Students needs and goals
  • - Grade level
  • - Common areas of interest
  • Your ASPIRE coordinator will provide you
  • with tips and relevant meeting topics

14
Getting Acquainted
  • Share your educational employment background
  • Ask a few open-ended questions that cant be
  • answered with a simple yes or no
  • - What courses interest you?
  • - What type of education are you
    considering?
  • - What activities are you involved in?
  • - How do you think an ASPIRE advisor can be
    of
  • help to you?

15
Setting Ground Rules
  • Let students know you are making a
  • commitment to them
  • Explain the importance of dependability
  • Fill out Advisor/Student Agreement together
  • Ask for advance notice of meeting cancellation
  • Keep your ASPIRE coordinator apprised of
  • no-show occurrences

16
ASPIRE Student Tracker
17
Advising Topics
  • Exploring Options
  • - Career exploration
  • Planning Ahead
  • - Academic preparation
  • Finding the Best Fit
  • - School choice application
  • Finding Funding
  • - Scholarships
  • - Financial aid

www.AspireOregon.org Weblinks section broken out
by these 4 advising topics
18
Trainings Workshops
  • Administrative Overview
  • - Principal and involved staff
  • Introduction to ASPIRE
  • - ASPIRE advisors
  • College 101
  • - ASPIRE advisors, students, parents
  • Finding Fund for Oregon tudents
  • - ASPIRE advisors, students, parents

NEW! Go-To Meetings Trainings on special topics
via the web!
19
ASPIRE Fall Conference
Friday October 9, 2009
Informational sessions about financial aid, CIS,
SAT, best practices and much more!
20
ASPIRE Resources
  • ASPIRE handbooks for
  • - School administrators
  • - ASPIRE coordinators
  • - ASPIRE advisors
  • AspireOregon.org
  • GetCollegeFunds.org
  • OSAC.state.or.us
  • ASPIRE list serve

21
www.AspireOregon.org
22
Lets Make a Difference
  • Your guidance and encouragement may help
    determine whether a student will pursue
    postsecondary education
  • Your relationship will develop as you learn from
    and about each other
  • The work you do is significant and you will make
    a difference!
  • To the world I may be one person, but to him
    I may be the world.

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Welcome to ASPIRE!
Access to Student Assistance Programs In Reach
of Everyone
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