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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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ASPIRE advisors work one-on-one with high school students in helping them research and access post-secondary education. Our volunteer advisors help keep students accountable for applying for college and also in submitting their financial aid and scholarship applications. They assist them with their online research with careers and colleges. The most important role of the advisor is to provide another adult in the students life who is there to encourage and support them in their pursuit of an education beyond high school. Training is provided by the ASPIRE staff. Advisors generally serve 1 to 4 hours per month and all mentoring is done onsite at Springfield High School.

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