Springfield's Title VII Indian Education program serves Alaska Native and American Indian youth and their families.
- We offer learning, leadership and cultural activities that engage Native youth and support a positive cultural identity.
- We provide culturally appropriate educational support to Native students, and support higher education and meaningful careers.
- We act as a liaison for Native students and families, and support Native families’ involvement in students’ education.
It is the mission of the Springfield Office of Indian Education to treat every student and family as important in the creation of an inter-tribal community that works together in the best interest of our children.
Utilizing a federal Title IV grant, the Springfield Public Schools Office of Indian Education has implemented several goals to achieve, which include:
- Building partnerships with Native organizations and volunteers to offer tutoring and credit recovery
- Activities to increase student engagement
- Family involvement activities and events
Specific activities include:
- tutoring and mentoring
- creation of a Native American Student Union
- family craft nights
In addition to these goals, the intent is to help educate the mainstream population about the diverse Native cultures.