Please come out to celebrate the Graduation and achievements of the 2016 Native Youth to College Program students!
Graduation will be Friday, August 5th, 2016 (see invite below). It will also be livestreamed here for those who cannot be here in person!:
Livestream Link: 2016 Native Youth to College Graduation Livestream
EXTENSION ON STUDENT AND MENTOR DUE DATES!
Due Dates for both the 2016 Student and Mentor Applications have been extended!
The New Due Date is: Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 5PM.
We look forward to getting your application in soon!
Good Morning Everyone!
It’s already February and just the other day it was January 1st, 2016!
Recommendation Links for both 2016 Mentor and Student Applications are now available.
Mentor Recommendation Link: http://forms.pitzer.edu/cec-mentor-recommendation-form/#gf_36
Student Recommendation Link: http://forms.pitzer.edu/cec-student-recommendation/
You can also find either of these by clicking on the 2016 Applications and then either the Student or Mentor Application tab in the Dropdown menu.
Please remember, you need 2 recommendations from someone who knows you and your work well – a teacher, a mentor, a boss, etc.
It’s never too early to ask for recommendations if you are applying for the program.
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].”
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
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.
- 2016 Mentor Application Online: http://forms.pitzer.edu/cec-mentor-application/#gf_34
- 2016 Student Application Online: http://forms.pitzer.edu/cec-student-application/#gf_31
Please go to the Application Page – https://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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck and we look forward to reading all your applications.