Native Academy

Native Academy

The Native Academy (NAC) goal is to improve academic outcomes for American Indian youth. In order to reach this goal, the Native Academy implements programming elements after school, on student release days and during the summer that will boost academic success in rigorous coursework with a future inclusive of postsecondary education that will lead to…

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Native Youth Futures

Our Financially Independent Project wants to be your pathway to becoming financially independent!

If you are interested, eligible, and participate in this program, you can SAVE part of your earned income for post-secondary education. We will match those savings 8:1 to multiply funds available for your education, turning your savings of up to $250 into $2,250 for your education!

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First Person Productions

First Person Productions (FPP) provides New Media training and production to high school students with an emphasis on the development of a social enterprise. FPP has developed a media-training pathway for American Indian youth that will lead to higher education and careers focused on the application of 21st Century technical skills in the production and distribution of Indian content. Students complete 200 hours of media training as part of our Summer Media Institute and then can be hired as part of our Community Media Team to work with our professional staff to create media products for clients.

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Green Jobs Pathway

The Green Jobs Pathway serves 60 disconnected Indian youth per year. They participate in three cohorts—summer, fall, and spring—to receive education, training, supports, and experiences needed to prepare them to become financially independent, self-determining adults. The project utilizes the Back On Track model developed by Jobs for the Future and since adopted by several other…

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