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Identify Culturally Supportive Resources in The College Planning Process.
Expanding Opportunities for Our Communities
For many of our families, our children will be first generation college students. As a community, we need to ensure that our youth are identifying colleges that acknowledge and honor culture.
College planning tools used in most schools exclude cultural considerations, such as community building, cultural majors, language acquisition, Elders and kinship, and cultural practices/ceremonies. Our students need to be culturally connected to a campus in order to have a positive and successful experience.
CollegeBound Journey empowers Families to identify culturally supportive resources in the college planning process.
The "College Search"
Our trademark college search supports Native youth to identify culturally, supportive college options. 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 Scholarship Database assists students to identify possible avenues of funding to support their education.
Scholarships included in the CollegeBound Journey database:
The "Enrichment Program" Search
Enrichment programs provide our students with valuable experiences. Pre-college programs allow students to experience college in a safe space with other Native American students and to visualize themselves attending college in the future. Other enrichment opportunities, like culture and career camps, allow student to learn as a community with cultural mentors.
This database contains Native American specific enrichment and pre-college experiences.
CollegeBound Journey Pre-College & Enrichment Program Database includes: