By Native News Online Staff
The main university fund for Native Americans provides for a “Summer of Success” for Native students.
The American Indian College fondswhich provides scholarships and funding for Native American students, will host a virtual conference for Indigenous students and educators this summer.
The conference, titled “Summer of Success,” is open to Indigenous high school students, college students, graduate students and educators who work with Indigenous communities. Family and community members are also encouraged to join.
The conference is free and will take place from June 21 to 23, 2022. The link to register can be found here.
During this two and a half day conference, participants will be able to hear from professionals, educators, employers and student panelists who will share their experiences and advice. The goal of this conference is to help Aboriginal students better navigate between college studies and careers while embracing their identity.
The cconference agenda will highlight topics such as financial aid and what to expect in the freshman year of college. Damen Bell (Haida, Tlingit), former professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics, will be one of the featured speakers at the event.
High school and college staff who work with Indigenous students will have the opportunity to learn best practices and resources during a specific pathway to better support the Indigenous students they serve.
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