Education is a key to self-sufficiency, and it’s critical to addressing the chronic poverty and challenges facing the tribes on many reservations.
Contrary to public perception, college is not free for Native Americans, and Native students are often slow to ask for aid, believing college is not an option for them. Thus, only 13% of Native Americans hold a college degree — about half the rate of Caucasians.
Here's how PWNA increases education access for Native students from kindergarten through college and career:
Learn more about education barriers for Native students and how PWNA’s American Indian Education Fund (AIEF) program helps: