EUGENE, Ore. — Education advocates from across Oregon gathered together for a conference at the University of Oregon Saturday.
The program is called Access to Student Assistance Programs in Reach of Everyone or ASPIRE. The program works to help middle and high school students, especially those who don’t think of themselves as college-bound, gain post-secondary education.
“It’s about the individual’s sense of self and success so that they have a future. That’s number one. The second is the economic impact that in our communities. It will build industry. We will provide a work force,” Vic Nunenkamp, interim chief operating officer with Oregon Student Access Commission.
About 150 people showed up to take part in the day of workshops. For more information on future ASPIRE events, click here.