About

Post-Secondary Access

By 2020 more than two-thirds of Oregon jobs will require post-secondary education. Yet Oregon’s high school graduation rate is 48th in the nation. In fact, only one-third of high school graduates complete a post-secondary degree or certificate.
Many students lack the guidance to make the transition from high school to higher education or to the job market.

Goals

Tools for all students — first generation college students, underrepresented students, and no idea what their next move will be students:

Broaden educational and life skills Utilize organizational strategies and mindfulness Explore career focus areas and pathways

Key Features

Find Your Future is a “one-stop shop” post-secondary personalized support program built on six core components:

Creating a post-secondary culture:

  • speaker’s bureau, enrichment activities
  • college and career mentors

Developing college and career readiness:

  • academic skills coaching, study skills and test preparation
  • career exploration guidance and goal setting

Learning financial aid literacy:

  • financial aid facts and options guidance
  • FAFSA and ORSAA assistance

Understanding the college process:

  • family engagement programs
  • building a college profile, application workshops

Gaining scholarship strategies:

  • individualized scholarship resource lists
  • application assistance

Managing time effectively:

  • organization strategies and timelines
  • mindfulness and anxiety reduction skills