Category Archives: Education
The Backpack Drive is running through Sept. 30… hope is to equip more than 15,000 Native American students with backpacks and essentials as they head back to school this year.
Many people see a college education as the path to achieving the ‘American dream’ â€“ unfortunately, having the motivation and the academic intelligence to attend college is often not enough.
This year, PWNA collaborated with legendary actor Wes Studi to grant two additional scholarships to Native American students from his home state.
His Veteranâ€™s benefits exhausted, this Native American veteran turned to the American Indian Education Fund for help funding graduate school. He shares, â€œMost tribes have very little funding to assist their tribal membersâ€¦ AIEF has helped me a great deal. We need more support, resources and scholarships like AIEF for the Native youth.â€
PWNA launched the 4 Directions capacity building service to provide ongoing support to emerging tribal leaders, enhancing personal and professional development and their ability to have a greater impact on the lives of those around them.
For every scholarship we are able to award through AIEF (American Indian Education Fund), a program of Partnership With Native Americans, there is another qualified student waiting for funding who wants and deserves to attend college.
Although attending college is a goal for many high school students, for many Native American youth, attending college is something of a distant dream out of reach. Only 13 percent of Native Americans 25 or older have a bachelor’s degree, compared to 28 percent of other ethnic groups. Today, many Native youth express a desire […]
PWNA’s reading and literacy service provides children’s books, participation incentives and other supplies to help our partners encourage reading among 25,000 Native American students year-round.
In the midst of the hot, long summer days when children are free from classrooms, school is often the last thing on everyone’s minds. And unfortunately, that thinking can bleed into the school year, as many youth do not see postsecondary education (or college) as a realistic goal. Seemingly, nor should they, based on the […]
Native Americans pay the financial cost, the emotional cost, and the same uncertainty about employment after college that many Americans face.