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What is ASPIRE?

ASPIRE is a mentoring program at Dallas High School that offers one-on-one mentoring to all 9-12th grade students interested in furthering their education or training after high school.

You may or may not know what you want to do after high school. Whatever your career and education goals are, ASPIRE is here to help you get to where you want to go.

ASPIRE staff and volunteers help students and their families by:

  • Exploring available education and training options beyond high school

  • Developing a post-high school plan with the student

  • Assisting students with their essays and applications

  • Keeping students on track to meet deadlines

  • Giving advice about all postsecondary options

  • Providing direction to scholarship and financial aid resources

How to Become an
ASPIRE Student:
  1. Contact Jillian Herbes, the College and Career Counselor and ASPIRE Coordinator at Dallas High School.

  2. Complete a permission form.

  3. Return the permission form, complete with a signature from your parent/guardian.

  4. Jillian will then connect you with an ASPIRE mentor and schedule a time for your first meeting!


Jillian Herbes

ASPIRE Coordinator

How to Become an
ASPIRE Mentor:

As an ASPIRE mentor, you will play a unique role in the life of a student as you help guide and assist them in pursuing education and training beyond high school.  


Mentoring students fosters their interest in education/training beyond high school, improves classroom attendance, increases academic performance, and gives students hope for their future. Successful mentors have an interest in working with youth, are reliable and consistent, follow programs policies and procedures, and bring enthusiasm to the role.  


No previous experience is required to become a mentor, training will be provided.


Contact Jillian Herbes at for more information. 

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