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The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Idaho State University collaborate on Education Pilot Project

Posted October 4, 2012

In the spirit of collaboratively honoring the 2010 Memorandum of Agreement between Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and Idaho State University, in part to promote educational access, ISU Native American Academic Services and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 477 Program announce the "Knowledge and Awareness Nexus" (KAN) pilot program.

The KAN Project is a program for students interested in attending college for the first time or for those that are re-entering school after several years of not attending school. The tribes are currently recruiting students to participate in the KAN Program.

The KAN program will help prepare students for college-level coursework. The program will provide skills that will help them succeed in reaching their academic goals. KAN will consist of 15 Shoshone-Bannock students and will effectively address college-level readiness of English and math. Learning opportunities will be provided in a culturally relevant manner. This cooperative effort between tribes and ISU will offer a more successful and seamless transition to college level coursework for KAN participants.

To be eligible for KAN the student must:

• Apply to ISU as a non-degree seeking student

• Be a participant in one of the 477 tribal programs (EET, TANF, Consumer Services, or Vocational Rehabilitation)

• Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) for English and math

• Interview with a Tribal EET Case Manager (for final approval of acceptance into KAN)

The student will receive: paid fees and books, tutoring, incentives, culturally relevant First Year Seminar Course, Jumpstart on college readiness in English and math, a partnership in a Native American learning community and support for a successful educational journey.

For registration inquiries or program details contact the Tribes 477 front desk at 208-478-3845.

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