Packing List – 2017 Native Youth to College

Luggage Policy: Due to space limitations, all participants are allowed a maximum of two (2) pieces of luggage. This is a strict policy and the Native Youth to College Program will not be responsible for paying any luggage fees incurred by participants. A sleeping bag and bedding (Sheets, blankets, pillows, etc) are required.

Pitzer’s dormitory-style living quarters feature a bed, mattress, desk, chair, shelves, closet and set of drawers. At Wishtoyo, plan to layer clothing, as weather conditions tend to change from cool and damp in the mornings to bright, warm, and windy during the afternoons. On the trip to Wishtoyo, students will only be allowed to bring one (1) bag and a backpack.

All students will need to bring the following:
Very Important – Do Not Forget!
● Plastic Camping plate/cup/utensils – (dollar store has good options, it doesn’t have to be camping quality)
● A blanket or sleeping bag
● INHALERS if you have asthma/allergies!!!
● Necessary Medications

● Extra-long twin size sheets
● A pillow
● A towel
● Bathing suit
● Body soap/shampoo/conditioner
● Toothbrush/toothpaste
● Sunblock, personal, and feminine hygiene items
● Water Bottle
● Quarters for Laundry
● Hat
● Sunglasses & Regular Glasses and their cases
● Contact lenses and solution, case
● Closed toed Shoes (like Sneakers) – Required for WesternU!
● Flip Flops
● Day Pack or Backpack for supplies like notebooks, etc.
● Notebook, pens, pencils
● Regalia (Optional)
● Clothing appropriate for the program. This means no ripped clothing, nothing see-through, nothing with offensive writing or images, nothing too revealing or inappropriate (this means no mini skirts, too low tops, very baggy pants, etc.)

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2014 Pipeline Application Countdown: 3 Days!

2014 Pipeline Applications are due in 3 DAYS (April 11th)!!

You can turn them in by:

Mail: Send to Scott Scoggins, Pitzer College CEC, 1050 North Mills Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

Email: Send as a PDF or JPEG to scott_scoggins@pitzer.edu

Fax: Send C/O Scott Scoggins to 909-607-8758

Please make sure your application is filled out properly, all questions answered, and all essays/recommendation forms/transcripts/etc attached!

If you need an extension on the deadline, please contact Scott Scoggins immediately!

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

 

2014 Pipeline Applications Due Soon!

Just a gentle Reminder

2014 Pipeline Applications are due in 8 days (April 11th)!!

You can turn them in by:

Mail: Send to Scott Scoggins, Pitzer College CEC, 1050 North Mills Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

Email: Send as a PDF or JPEG to scott_scoggins@pitzer.edu

Fax: Send C/O Scott Scoggins to 909.607.8758

Download your application Today!

2013 Pipeline Program 2013

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Dear Pipeline Community,
I am honored to introduce to you the 4 mentors who we have chosen for the 2013 Pipeline Program session! Our mentors were chosen from a pool of very-well qualified applicants so they bring many good skills and qualities to the Program. These mentors will be responsible for taking care of your child/children during the Pipeline Program; please feel free to contact them with any concerns/questions you may have before and during the Program.
Anna Tiger (Diné)
Anna Mae Tiger was born in Santa Ana to parents Gloria Jensen and Michael Tiger, both of Native American full-blooded descent. Named after both her parents’ grandmothers, Anna Mae, she grew up enriched with the knowledge of the Dine (Navajo) culture. After losing her father at the young age of four, her mother raised her single handedly, in a small town called Apple Valley, a desert area of Southern California. Certainly watching her mother work hard, and play fair made her the young woman she is today. Proud of her culture, values and traditions she tries to exemplify everything that her grandmother and mother taught her. Taking classes at CSU, Fullerton and meeting fellow students of color helped Anna create a community of support and comfort. As the President of the Inter-Tribal Student Council, Anna created Native American events addressing stereotypes, tribal contemporary views of urban life, forum for discussing Native American identity and roles, and the impact of boarding schools. As well as outreaching to young Native American students in Reservation, Rural and Urban areas, networking with fellow Native Americans organizations at other universities, and displaying the cultural singing and dancing traditions new and old for the CSU Fullerton campus. One of her largest accomplishments is planning two successful Native American cultural events, the Powwow during the spring semesters, as well as the Indigenous Film Festival, in which her organization collaborated with a strong, encouraging and now great group of friends, MeCha de CSUF.
Amanda Leon
Amanda León has just finished her freshman year at Pitzer College in Claremont, Ca where she is a premed student majoring in Human Biology, with a minor in Spanish. Upon entering Pitzer College, Amanda found enjoyment in being an active participant in her school community. She spends her Saturdays at Pitzer tutoring the children of Pitzer’s dining hall staff, works in the Seaver Theater costume shop at Pomona College, and has acted as a host for Pitzer’s Diversity weekends. Amanda was recently selected to serve on the Pitzer Student Senate Diversity Committee and as a Mentor for the Chicano/Latino Student Association for the 2013-2014 school year. Currently, Amanda works as summer intern at UCLA Harbor Medical Center’s Neurology Department researching neurocysticercosis. She also volunteers at Whittier Presbyterian Hospital and works at the La Habra Community Center. Amanda, who is originally from La Habra, California, enjoys swimming, hiking and napping when outdoors. Her favorite hobbies include reading, sewing, and drawing; she loves good coffee and making new friends. Amanda is very excited to participate as a mentor in this year’s Summer Pipeline Program.
Charles Herman
Chuck grew up in Bethel, Alaska. He attended Ayaprun Elitnaurik, a Yup’ik Immersion elemaentary school where, until the third grade, the full school day was taught in Yup’ik and then from third grade to sixth grade, half of the day was in Yup’ik. He grew up fishing during the summers and dog mushing during the winters. He spent last semester studying Kiswahili and politics in Kenya and then the summer as a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow at Berkeley. He is currently a rising senior at Pomona College majoring in Public Policy Analysis with a focus on Sociology.
Sean Begay (Diné)
I am half Navajo and half Filipino.  My dad is from the Kinlichi’nii (Red House) Clan.  I graduated from the University of California, San Diego with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Ethnic Studies and Sociology: Science and Medicine this past June 2012.  In 2011, I had the pleasure to conduct archival research on Navajo uranium mining for the Robert McNair Scholar Program and got to present my research at the University of California, Berkeley McNair Research Symposium.  After learning about how uranium mining has affected Navajo health, I gained an interest in healthcare.  Recently, I was accepted into Northern Arizona University’s American Indian Nursing Program where only 10 individuals are chosen for the program each year. As a future nurse (and hopefully Nurse Practitioner), I hope to make an impact on the Navajo people, not only in terms of providing direct healthcare, but educationally as well.
Please help us welcome and congratulate our new 2013 Pipeline Program Mentors!
 Scott Scoggins, Pipeline Director
The Pipeline Team