Native Youth to College Progam and the GenI Challenge

Last Summer (2015), the students of Pitzer/WesternU’s Native Youth to College Program took on the Generation Indigenous Challenge by President Obama and the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY).

The Generation Indigenous Challenge asks Native youth “to work with other youth in their community or at their school to do something positive of their choosing [within 30 days of accepting the challenge].”

Our Result?

Finding Our Way to College. A book by Native Youth for Native Youth.

Finding Our Way to College is a survival guide filled with practical advice, tips, and stories from Native Youth to College students navigating the college application process.

“My goal is to get to college, and I’ve motivated myself to make new connections in the Indian community around the world. I’d like to share my experiences and offer those opportunities to help you apply too! As royalty and a senior, I want to be a role model for others and show them the guidance, motivation, and support.”

“About 1% of American Indians attend my high school and most of them fail classes. We have an American Indian meetings every month and I want to tell them about this program and let them know that it can help them with college experiences and future College applications. However, if they are not interested in this program, I can give them tips about creating their College App. I want everyone to be successful and happy with where they are, especially my people.”

Take some time to flip through the book and read it. Share it with your friends, family, community, and school.

2015 Native Youth to College session students, we are proud of you for working so hard on this, sharing your experiences, telling your story, and being role models for other youth. 

A shout out to Gina Lamb, Pitzer Media Studies Professor, Edwin Gomez, and other Media studies students who worked on getting this ready for us!

#GenI #NativeYouth #TellingYourStory #GenerationIndigenous #Challenge

2016 Applications Are Out!

Okay, so the moment you all have been waiting for is here!

The 2016 Native Youth to College Applications are out!

We will be having both the Online and PDF version available. Right now, only the Online applications for both the mentors and the students are available. A PDF version to download will be coming soon. They can be accessed below.

Please go to the Application Page – http://nativeyouth2college.org/2016-applications/ – and select either drop down link for further information on the applications themselves, important dates, etc.

Important Due Dates for both:

  • Application Deadline                                                Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 5PM
  • Notification of Decision                                           Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 5PM

If you have any questions regarding the applications or anything else, please contact Program Director Scott Scoggins at 909.706.5948 or scott_scoggins@pitzer.edu.

Good luck and we look forward to reading all your applications.

2015 Pitzer College/WesternU’s Natives 2 College Pipeline Program Application!

CHECK IT OUT!!!

The 2015 Pitzer College/WesternU’s Natives 2 College Pipeline Program Student Application will be here tomorrow (technically here already except on the West Coast)!

We have made a lot of new changes, so please take the time to carefully read all the new directions/program changes and GET EXCITED!!!

Highlights of the exciting activities for summer 2015 will come soon. For now, tell your friends and family and urge them to fill out an application.

– The Pipeline Program

Surfing and dancing and Science

It was nice that we were able experience and participate in the dance, the trip to western university was also amazing, I learned much about the research that graduate students do, along with the requirements that it takes to become a doctor. How important it is to do good in school to be able to accomplish these things. Also I never realized how cool Myan math is and how complex it is. I wonder what my math teacher would think if I used that on a no calculator test??  We also watched a movie that explained how important surfing was to the Hawaiian people, which is nice to know that their traditions are very important to them.

2014 Applications

The 2014 Pitzer’s Native American Summer Pipeline to College Program Student and Mentor Applications are now out!

They are posted under the 2014 Application tab. They can also be found on the Pipeline FB group. If you cannot access or open the applications, please email us at scott_scoggins@pitzer.edu and we will send them to you.

Please pay close attention to the new dates:

Pipeline 2014 Session: July 27–August 10, 2014

Mentor Training: July 23–26, 2014

Student Application Due Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Student Application Notification of Decision: Friday, April 25, 2014 by 5 p.m.

Mentor Application Due Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Mentor Application Notification of Decision: Friday, April 25, 2014 by 5 p.m.

There have been some changes to the applications themselves; we have added sections like letters of recommendations and essays. If you need any help understanding the new application, please let us know.

Good luck and we look forward to reading all your applications.

Health Career Ladder this Saturday!

This Saturday marks March’s American Indian Health Career Ladder this Saturday at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona from 8:30 to noon.

The workshops are led by WesternU medical students and doctors: past workshops have included blood type testing, fingerprinting, diabetes prevention, forensic science, and anatomy!

Lunch is provided!

If you are interested in health or science careers, come out and learn all about the Health Career Ladder.

FMI: http://www.westernu.edu/ladder-american-indian/index.php