aspire-logo-2THS ASPIRE mentors work one-on-one with our students helping them with planning for life beyond high school. Our volunteer mentors help students with college applications, scholarships, career exploration, resuming building, budgeting, financial aid applications, apprenticeships and so much more. They assist them with their online research with careers and colleges. The most important role of the mentor is to provide students with additional support and encouragement in their pursuit of an education beyond high school.

If you would like to be in ASPIRE print the permission slip here

The ASPIRE program here at Thurston is important because it is giving every student an opportunity to plan for their future. Our community volunteers take hours out of their time to work with our students. Our goal is to continue to expand and impact as many THS students as possible to prepare them for life after THS.

Stop by to schedule your appointment.

Ron: Mondays 9:00am-2:30pm

Bob: Tuesdays 12:30pm – 3:00pm

Bill O.: Wednesdays 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Bill B.: Thursdays 9:00am – 3:00pm

Jessica: Thursdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm



Interested in going to college? Try UO SAIL summer programs!

Registration will be opening soon for The Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) program hosted on the University of Oregon campus.  You will have a the opportunity to choose a week for sometime in July.  Get a head start on the college process and experience what college life is all about at SAIL.  Visit the website: for registration and additional information.  Don’t wait!

The Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) is a University of Oregon program led by volunteer faculty, and aimed at increasing students’ enrollment and success in college. SAIL invites 8th through 12th grade students that qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program to attend FREE, annual academic summer camps until they graduate from high school. As of fall 2014, SAIL has partnered with the ASPIRE program to offer mentoring to high school students during the academic year!

*SAIL Camps: for students interested in summer camps offered
*SAIL Mentorships: for students interested in academic mentoring with SAIL/ ASPIRE
*SAIL Resources: includes information on financial aid, scholarships, testing, and more
~College Readiness: info on searching and applying for colleges, testing, college credit in high school, and more
~Financial Aid: info on financial aid resources, application procedures and more
~Scholarships: scholarship lists (incl. for non-citizens), essay writing tips, and more

For more info on SAIL camps, mentoring, or resources, please contact our office:

Department of Economics
1285 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1285

Director: Lara Fernandez
Phone: 541-346-8378

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