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.

http://issuu.com/nativeyouth2college/docs/nativeyouth2collegefinal

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

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

Medical Leaders of Tomorrow (MLT) Summer Program at UCR!

A New Summer Opportunity from our friend Joshua Gonzales at UCR

Medical Leaders of Tomorrow (MLT)

Medical Leaders of Tomorrow (MLT) is a free, one‐week residential summer program for high school sophomores. As a participant in MLT you’ll have the opportunity to explore a future career in the health professions and start developing the skills to get you there. You’ll attend interactive workshops, meet health care professionals, and strengthen your academic and leadership skills while making lifelong friends.

The program dates are Sunday, July 6, 2014 – Saturday, July 12, 2014.

Our application deadline is Friday, May 2, 2014!!

This program is made possible by a grant from Kaiser Permanente and funding from the UCR School of Medicine.

There is no cost to apply and the program is free for all participants!!

Some Benefits of the Program:

  •  Experience living on a college campus
  •  Learn about different career professions in health care
  •  Meet health care professionals
  •  Learn about what it takes to get into college and be successful
  •  Develop leadership skills
  •  Strengthen study skills
  •  Have FUN!

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible for the Medical Leaders of Tomorrow Program, students must meet all of the criteria described in this list:
  •  Be a high school sophomore in Fall 2015.
  •  Have a strong interest in the health professions and science.
  •  Be from educationally and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
  •  Plan to participate in a health career academy/program in 2014‐15 at one of the UCR Health Sciences Partnership partner high schools or students can be a past participant of the Kaiser Permanente Hippocrates Circle Program.

To Apply:

Download an application at www.mlt.ucr.edu

Submit the application, the required letter of recommendation and your personal essay to:

School of Medicine

Attention: Rachell Enriquez

1212 Webber Hall

University of California

Riverside, CA 92521

Fax: (951) 827‐3747