Volunteering for ASPIRE

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You Can Play a Part in Changing a Student’s Life 

by Becoming a Volunteer ASPIRE Mentor at YCHS.

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Who mentored you in your youth?  Take advantage of this opportunity to ”pay it back” by spending as little as an hour a week at Yamhill Carlton High School working with a student or students.

You’ll  help  them:  research and apply to colleges;  find scholarships; and explore careers. 

No experience is required and thorough training is provided.  

Since 2005, Yamhill Carlton High School ASPIRE mentors have helped more than 900 students prepare for life after high school.

Join us today.    

For details, call Janet Herring-Sherman at 503-852-7614. To get started, please print the attached application, then complete and return it to ASPIRE, Yamhill Carlton High School, 275 N. Maple St., Yamhill, OR 97148. Or, you can scan and email it to Aspire@ycschools.org.

Don’t delay. Students are waiting for you.

Call today for more information:

Janet Herring-Sherman
Yamhill Carlton High School ASPIRE Program Coordinator
503-852-7614; or herring-shermanj@ycschools.org

Many thanks!


To learn more please click the links below.

About ASPIRE_08.pdf

ASPIRE VIDEO -- See how volunteer mentors are supported in working with ASPIRE students.
ASPIRE volunteer mentor application.pdf

ASPIRE volunteer mentor description.pdf


ASPIRE volunteer mentors have been working one-on-one with high school students since 1998 and are currently serving Oregon students at more than 145 schools and community sites. To see a map of where in Oregon these are, click here.

  • ASPIRE has trained more  than 1,600 adult volunteers, who have mentored more than 9,393 students in pursuit of their educational dreams.


  • 89 percent of ASPIRE volunteer mentors describe their experience as rewarding or highly rewarding.


  • 78 percent of ASPIRE volunteer mentors plan to continue volunteering in future years.


  • More than 80,000 contacts have been made with students at informational events and during on-site one-on-one meetings.School mentors also assist walk-in students with questions and concerns about college and financial aid.