NYCP Building Pathways for Tribal Youth Plans for Fall 2018

 Youth during a visit to the University of Maine Native American Program and the Passamaquoddy reservation and cultural festival in August.

Youth during a visit to the University of Maine Native American Program and the Passamaquoddy reservation and cultural festival in August.

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Education Department has organized several fall education events and programs for tribal students. These events are made possible thanks to the NYCP Grant. Programs include college admission’s support, college visits, tutoring, college nights, mentoring, college fair and more. For more information about any of the programs listed below or to register, please contact John Hanlon at (508) 237-0041.

Assistant Admissions Director at Tufts University Visits Mashpee High School: Sean Ashburn, Assistant Admissions Director at Tufts University, will visit the Indian Education Room on Monday, October 1 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. for all Native students at Mashpee High School in grades 10, 11, and 12.

Visit Tufts University: Spend the weekend at Tufts University and experience all the College has to offer October 24-26. The deadline to signup is Tuesday, October 9. Transportation will be provided. https://admissions.tufts.edu/voices/voices-home/

Tutor at Mashpee High School: Mardi Byerly, a science professor at Cape Cod Community College and Cherokee tribal member, will be available to tutor MHS students in science and math in the Indian Education room during the school day twice a month. Let John Hanlon know if you are interested and want to sign up.

College Nights at Community and Government Center: Starting in November, John will be offering college nights at the Government Center from 4:30 - 5:30 on Thursdays twice a month for help with college applications, financial aid, essay writing, college searches, GED preparation, and any other college or career things that youth would like help with.

Other exciting opportunities on the horizon:

  • Young men nights once a month on Fridays starting in November with John Hanlon and Levoy Foster (food, basketball, movies, mentoring, and academic/college/ career help)

  • A college trip Veteran’s Day weekend to Native Colleges American Indian Art Institute and Fort Lewis College in New Mexico and Colorado

  • A college fair at the Community and Government Center with schools such as Tufts, BU, BC, Northeastern, Brandeis, MIT, Wellesley, Williams, Amherst, Wesleyan, Trinity, and perhaps others

  • College trips this fall and winter to Bowdoin, Tufts, UMass Amherst, and others

  • One more fishing trip with Aneba before winter

Contact John Hanlon at (508)-237-0041 for more details and to register