by Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. Discussion »
Preparing for College Begins Early
LAME DEER, MONTANA - The Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation’s Promise Neighborhoods program will host a community forum with special guest, Paul Tough, author of “Whatever it Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America.”
Mr. Tough will discuss Canada’s successful cradle-to-college pipeline of services for children of Harlem, New York.
“The Washington Post” calls
“ Whatever It Takes one of the best books ever written about how poverty influences learning, and vice versa.”
After Mr. Tough’s speech, a panel, featuring local professionals, will discuss what has worked well for them in their own lives to prepare them for college and their careers. Community tribal members will be able to discuss current options currently available to them as they prepare for college and careers.
Northern Cheyenne Nation was the Only Tribal Community Awarded
The event takes place at the Boys and Girls Club Gym in Lame Deer on Monday, April 11, 2011 from 830a-1:30p. Lunch is provided. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. There is no charge for the event. An RSVP is appreciated, but not required.
Open to the Public and All are Welcome - April 11
Promise Neighborhoods is a $499,679 award received by the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation in October of 2010. With over 300 applicants and 21 grantees, the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation was the only tribal community awarded a Promise Neighborhoods planning grant.
The Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation will is utilizing the one-year planning grant to design a cradle-through-college-to-career continuum of integrated academic, family, community and cultural support services with various community stakeholders and individuals.
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