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School Counselors and Culturally Responsive College Counseling
Providing Equity and Access as School Counselors
School counselors are essential to student matriculation. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics’ The Condition of Education Report 2020, Native American students are enrolling in college at rates far below their peers. Popular college tools used by school systems exclude important cultural aspects in the college search process. Culture is an essential factor for Native students on their college planning journey.
CollegeBound Journey guides Native American students and their support system to discover culturally-supportive colleges and resources. Using tools like this can provide school counselors with an equitable resource to support Native American students in the college planning process.
Read about the CollegeBound Journey features below.
The CollegeBound Journey Features Overview
Our college search aligns with the recommendations described within The American Indian College Fund’s Creating Visibility and Healthy Learning Environments for Native Americans in Higher Education and Native American College Student Transition Theory.
Scholarships for Native American Students
Paying for college is can be a major barrier for our Native American students. The CollegeBound Journey Scholarship Database assists students to locate possible avenues of funding to support their education.
Pre-College & Summer Opportunities
Pre-college programs allow students to experience college in a safe space with other Native American students. This experience can aid students to visualize themselves attending college in the future. Summer programs can add cultural enrichment and network opportunities. The CollegeBound Journey Pre-College and Summer Program database contains a listing of Native American only pre-college and summer experiences.
CollegeBound Journey Pre-College & Summer Program Database includes: