Video: Native Education Groups Improving the Graduation Rates

Jorge Martin Melchor


For many Native Americans, a higher education can seem an impossible goal, especially if they are struggling to overcome major obstacles like poverty or isolation. But nonprofits like American Indian Student Support Services, at Arizona State University, help students find their way to college. The program has improved graduation rates at ASU, with nearly three-quarters of all program participants graduating and going on to successful careers. The program travels to Native American communities and encourages and supports young people with dreams of attaining a higher education.



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Also involved in this work are federal and state Indian education programs, such as in California, local parent organizations which offer support and scholarship, and organizations such as the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.