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Emphasize Cultural Identity in
the College Planning Process
Culture is Strength
CollegeBound Journey empowers Indian Education Programs and Youth Services staff to emphasize culture as strength in the college planning journey for our Native American youth.
Indian Education and Youth Services staff understand that Native American youth require trusting relationships, cultural relevancy, and targeted, cultural resources for academic growth and success. These factors are also needed for college consideration.
When Native American culture is emphasized in the college planning process, we can ensure our Native youth can travel towards a supportive CollegeBound Journey.
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:
Additional Feature for
Indian Education Programs and Youth Services
Curriculum and lesson plans have been created to support school counselors, educators, and 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: