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American Indian Education Program Staff & Emphasizing Cultural Identity in the College Planning Process
Culture is Strength
American Indian Education Program staff to ensure that culture is highlighted as a strength throughout the CollegeBound Journey.
The AIEP staff recognize that Native American youth need resources that are culturally relevant and designed for academic success. These resources should also be tailored to support college readiness.
By prioritizing Native American culture in the college planning process, we can pave the way for a more supportive CollegeBound Journey for our Native youth.
How CollegeBound Journey
Supports American Indian Education Program Staff
Guide Native Youth Towards Culturally-Supportive College Choices & Resources
The College Search
Assisting American Indian Education Program staff to identify culturally-sensitive college choices with Native youth is at the core of our trademark platform.
The CollegeBound Journey™ – College Search filters align with the recommendations described within The American Indian College Fund’s Creating Visibility and Healthy Learning Environments for Native Americans in Higher Education and the Native American College Student Transition Theory.
The CollegeBound Journey™ – College Search filters includes:
The Scholarship Database
Paying for college is can be a major barrier for our Native American families. The CollegeBound Journey™ Native American College Scholarships Database supports American Indian Education Program staff to assist students to identify possible avenues of funding to support their education.
Scholarships included in the CollegeBound Journey™ database:
The Enrichment Program Search
Enrichment programs offer valuable experiences to students, which is especially true for Native American students. Pre-college programs, for instance, provide a safe environment where students can get a glimpse of college life and picture themselves attending college in the future. Similarly, culture and career camps allow students to learn as a community with cultural mentors.
If you’re looking for Native American-specific pre-college and enrichment experiences, check out our database. This feature is particularly useful for staff working within an American Indian Education Program, as it allows for easy access to resources that can be shared with Native youth.
CollegeBound Journey™ Pre-College & Enrichment Program Database includes:
Additional Feature for American Indian Education Program Staff and Other Youth Services
Curriculum and lesson plans have been created to American Indian Education Program staff and other youth service workers to use the CollegeBound Journey™ platform with Native American youth.
Curriculum and lesson plans are included for FREE with a paid school or program subscription plan. Click here for more information.
Current curriculum resources include: