Reflecting on Native American Heritage Month
Reflecting on Native American Heritage MonthCollege Board Membership
Last November marked the 25th anniversary of Native American Heritage Month. This yearly celebration provides a platform for Native Americans throughout the U.S. to share their culture and traditions. In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, we’re highlighting two professional programs at the College Board that focus on supporting Native American student success.
One of the ways we’re working to support Native American students is through our pilot initiative to learn from educators across the country how we can better serve Native American communities. There are three schools participating in the initiative, and we plan to add three more in 2016. These schools will convene at our Native American Student Advocacy Institute (NASAI), being held June 6–7 at Arizona State University.
NASAI is another of our ongoing efforts to support Native American students, and we hope you’ll join us as a participant and/or presenter (submit a proposal online). This annual gathering gives you the opportunity to discuss new solutions, share best practices, and collaborate with colleagues to make a difference in the lives of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students.
As one of the College Board conferences dedicated to addressing the issues of educational access and equity, NASAI is an integral part of our mission to connect students to college success and opportunity. Our goal is to provide you with thought-provoking sessions and plenary speakers who address crucial topics in education and the latest information on new trends, innovative solutions, best practices, and technologies that are relevant to your work. We hope you take this opportunity to network with your colleagues and turn your commitment into action.