ASPIRE, an acronym for Access to Student assistance Programs in Reach of Everyone, is a mentoring program that serves the whole student body. ASPIRE is administered by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) and is funded by state general funds and grants from public and private organizations. Through an application process Days Creek was chosen to be an ASPIRE school and is currently in the implementation process. The goal of the program is to provide one-on-one advising to help students continue their education beyond high school. Adult volunteers meet with assigned students to assist them with a variety of activities such as academic preparation, scholarship search and application, career exploration, college choice, and college application. All volunteers are screened, including a criminal background check. There is no cost to join or participate, all students need to do is sign up and have a parent or guardian sign the permission form. All mentoring will be done on school grounds during school hours or appointed times under the ASPIRE coordinator's supervision. Students: Permission forms are available in the office or by contacting Lisa Hemphill in the resource room. VOLUNTEER ADVISORS NEEDED!! The ASPIRE program is currently seeking volunteers to train. The position does not require college experience or a degree and you will receive training from OSAC and the ASPIRE coordinator. Qualifications: * Desire and ability to work with teenage students * Sensitivity to challenges faced by teenage students * Interest in being trained in the college financial aid process * Dependability * Strong sense of commitment * Ability to maintain a patient, nonjudgmental attitude If you are interested please contact Lisa Hemphill in the resource room.