Where would you be without your education?
Where would I be? Without the chance to achieve my potential? Without the chance to support my family, to build my dreams?
I would be working multiple jobs – when I could get them – to pay for basic necessities. Food. Water. Power. Heat.
I am fortunate: I went to college.
Education gives me a chance to achieve my potential, support my family, and build my dreams.
Education is opportunity.
For Native students, getting an education means overcoming many barriers.
The American Indian College Fund's mission is to increase the amount of Native Americans that hold a college degree.
- 14% of American Indians have a college degree, less than half the national average.
- 41% of College Fund scholars are first-generation college students,
- 44% of College Fund scholars are pursuing degrees in education, healthcare, or STEM.
- 81% of Tribal college students are experiencing food and/or housing insecurity.
These insecurities have only been amplified by the disparate impact of Covid-19 on Tribal Nations.
Education is the answer.
With 42% of Native Americans 24 years old or younger, we have the opportunity to make an imact that will last for generations.
Right now is the best possible moment to create real change: in honor of Native American Heritage Month this November, I am raising $30K in 30 Days.
Do this with me: Give today.
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