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CollegeBound Journey

Online Platform

Honor culture in the college planning process through the CollegeBound Journey platform.  

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Get matched to careers based on your preferences.

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CollegeBound Journey
Online Platform

By honoring culture in the college planning process, CollegeBound Journey guides students to discover culturally supportive college matches and to identify resources that promote college attendance.

Our platform utilizes a three prong approach: MATCH students to culturally supportive colleges; IDENTIFY avenues to fund a college education; and PREPARE for college through pre-college opportunities.

Native American Students...

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Native American Students...

Personalized Career List

Our consultants support Native American students to catch their career dreams.  This service provides students with a personalized career list to consider after high school graduation.

Students will meet virtually three times with one of our consultants to:

  • Register with an online career assessment service

  • Complete up to five career assessments

  • Receive personalized interpretation of up to five career assessments

  • Discover career matches based on up to five career assessments

  • Review of career information to begin to make a career choice

Families can purchase this service or work with their school district/Indian Education program to purchase the service.

 

School Counselors/Districts & College Access Partners...

Program Development

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School Counselors/Districts &
College Access Partners...

Professional Development

Four Directions Educational Consultants have presented at the Minnesota School Counselor Association Conference, National Indian Education Association Conference, University of Minnesota, Minnesota State University, Mankato and other venues to share strategies to engage and support Native American students on their educational journey.

PD are conducted virtually to save schools the

additional expense of travel and lodging.

 

Topics available include:

  • Smudging as a Counseling Strategy

  • Creating a Native American College Fair

  • Catching a Dream College & Career Programming

  • The Medicine Wheel and Considerations in School Counseling

  • Walking in Balance/SEL Programming with Cultural Considerations

This service provides school counselors and school districts with support to create culturally responsive services, including:

  • Group counseling curriculum to address school engagement, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), career development, college preparation, and academic support.

  • Individual counseling and advisement, counseling handouts, worksheets, and documents.

  • AVID college planning curriculum design to honor American Indian culture. 

  • Response To Intervention (RTI) strategies.

Meetings are conducted virtually.

This service provides Native American students with a personalized college list for post-high school consideration.

Students will meet once virtually with one of our consultants, who will gather information on what you and your family desire from a college experience.  Honoring culture needs will be explored.

 

Based on the information gathered, the consultant will create a college list tailored to YOU.

Families can purchase this service or work with their school district/Indian Education program to purchase the service.

School Counselors/Districts &
College Access Partners...

Contracted Virtual Services with Students

Native American students require culturally-responsive services.  Current data shows that nationally American Indian students have a 65% high school graduation rate and 19% matriculation rate.

When culture is integrated into student services, American Indian students thrive on their educational journey.  However, due to school budget constraints and lack of cultural training, many schools are unable to provide the level of support our Native American students require and deserve.

Four Directions Educational Consultants can assist schools by providing culturally-responsive school counseling services to individual students and/or small groups.

 

All sessions are provide virtually and recorded for both student and our consultants' protection.  Schools will need to provide students with necessary technology to access virtual meetings. Four Directions Educational Consultants will provide the virtual space. 

Past services have included:

  • College Rep Virtual Visits from Native American Supportive Colleges (group session)

  • Native Book Club (group session)

  • Balancing Our Medicine Wheel Check In's (individual session)

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