Maadaadizi Program Weekly Update
Week of November 20, 2015
Gateway to College
Has your path to a high school diploma been sidetracked?
If so, then the Gateway to College program might be the alternative educational program to help you reach your educational goals.
SPPS Gateway to College serves students aged 16-20 who have dropped out of school or are missing credits, and want to get back on track. Our students not only have a second chance to earn a high school diploma, but Gateway participants will also earn college credits toward an associates degree or certificate.
Gateway students are:
- Are 16-20 years old
- Are behind in high school credits for their age and grade
- Have dropped out of high school or may drop out soon
- Are committed to completing their high school diploma
- Read at an eighth grade level or higher (English proficiency) and have passed a skills assessment
- Work hard and want to change their lives
- Actively participate in class
- Motivate themselves to work independently and do collaborative group work
- Can complete their high school diploma before turning age 21
Interested students must fill out a program application and submit it as soon as possible. For more information, including an application, please click here.
Kerrie's Schedule for November 23-27
- Monday- Meetings at the Indian Education Office.
- Tuesday- Harding High School (room 1352)
- Wednesday-Como Park High School (room 1433A)
- Thursday- No School
- Friday-No School
School Counselor Visits to High Schools
- St. Paul Public Library's Homework Rescue (online)
- St. Paul Public Library's Homework Centers (at each library)
- High School onsite tutoring-students should check with their high school's main office for more information.
- The Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute (tutoring in the St. Paul community)
- Neighborhood House Program Tutoring (tutoring in the St. Paul community)
- Good Neighbor Center Tutoring Program (tutoring in the St. Paul community)
American Indian Scholarship Updates
Deadlines for Scholarship Opportunties:
Ongoing: Sign up for the American Indian Graduate Center's e-newsletter for updated American Indian scholarship opportunities. Click here to register for the newsletter.
January 13, 2016: The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
TBD: Mn American Indian Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
Volunteering & Service Opportunities
- Be a Talking Circle leader afterschool at Harding High School. Contact Kerrie for more information.
- Be a guest writer/contributor to this e-newsletter. Contact Kerrie with your ideas.
- November 30, 2015 Deadline: Youth Bank Grants (free money to fund your own community project), click here for the link to request a grant.