The inspiration for a series of affordable and accessible College Application and
Essay Writing Workshops originated in the vibrant Oregon ASPIRE Volunteer Mentor Program at Ashland High School in southern Oregon.
Developing a digital format has made the workshops available to any student starting the college search and application process.
Net proceeds from workshop tuition and counseling fees are donated to the AHS Fast Forward Fund and similar non-profit programs that assist lower income students with meeting the expenses of transitioning to college. To ensure affordability, workshop tuition is scaled to the student's
family income level.