Project Access, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education, is a collaboration between the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, the Public Schools of Robeson County, Robeson Community College, and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
The goal of Project ACCESS is to improve access to higher education and career preparedness for American Indian youth of Robeson County. The initiative will engage Native youth, their families, and their tribal communities to be active participants in the process. The program will also expose the students to campus life and teach them about the admission and financial aid process as well as test tasking strategies. Students will complete a college application and essay, develop a resume, and practice interview skills. Participants will also participate in cultural activities. Parents are invited to participate in the last day of the camp, to learn more about higher education and financial aid.
As part of the grant, the Project ACCESS Summer Residential Camp is a FREE three-day, two-night residential camp, held at UNC Pembroke.
Applicants will select one (1) of the seven (7) dates to attend: June 19-21, June 23-25, June 27-29, July 10-12, July 14-16, July 18-20, or July 24-26, 2016.
Each camp will host 24 American Indian high school students from Robeson County who are rising sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Application Deadline: June 8, 2016, no later than 5 p.m.
Return completed application to: via mail or in person to Southeast American Indian Studies Program, UNC Pembroke, PO Box 1510, Pembroke, NC 28372
Additional Information: Myia Reyes (Lumbee), SAIS Community Engagement Specialist, Southeast American Indian Studies Program | Email: email@example.com | Phone: 910.521.6266 | Fax: 910.522.5795
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