Chief Diversity Office
Abenaki Outreach Program
The UVM/Abenaki Outreach Program's mission is to promote a diverse and respectful environment that embraces social justice, equity, and opportunity for high school Native American students to achieve their potential.
What we do
- The uniqueness of the Abenaki Outreach Program is undergirded by a commitment to collaboration where as the Abenaki Title VII Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is focused, at all times, on equity of educational opportunity. As such, the PAC seeks out partners who share in the possibility of social justice where all students are afforded the tools to take their place in a democracy.
- Support students academically at Missisquoi Valley Union High School (MVU) through one-on-one tutorials and through the monitoring of course selection and grades.
- Collaborate with parents, students and faculty in the development of increased communication whereby the Abenaki voice is afforded equity of educational opportunity.
- Offer post-secondary guidance at UVM and other institutions through individual and group meetings.
- Provide students with college counseling including field trips to UVM as well as assistance with the application process, financial aid, and scholarships.
- Foster students' leadership and growth through curriculum development that nurtures pride and promotes self confidence to become a strong voice on campus and within the community.
- Network with UVM and MVU personnel to form and maintain partnerships between educational facilities and the Abenaki community.
- Provide a visible presence at MVU and UVM by offering opportunities and learning experiences about the Abenaki community through a variety of cultural and educational activities in order to create an inclusive environment.
Last modified May 07 2012 01:19 PM