This June, 2017, ten of our Early College Academy (ECA) students graduated with their diplomas. Their achievement is a culmination of their dedication and support from their community and the NAYA family.
With your help, our students will be able to take that next important step and go to college. And thanks to generous support from our partner, Portland Community College (PCC), the first $5,000 received will be matched 100%! Donate today to the NAYA ECA Scholarship Fund and double your impact for our youth’s future!
“I want to bring affordable and accessible mental health services to the Native Community.” Juanita Tapio-Brewer, Oglala Lakota
Juanita Tapio-Brewer, Class of 2014, dropped out of high school as a freshman but still graduated on time at NAYA’s Early College Academy. She is about to graduate from PCC with her associates degree and with continued college and career supports from NAYA, she will be transferring to Portland State University next fall with a Diversity Excellence Scholarship where she will continue to pursue her dreams of being a counselor and art therapist.
Help our ECA graduates continue on to college with a donation today. Your gift of $100, $500, $1,000 or more will be doubled with a match from PCC and together we’ll be able to help more students realize their dream of continued education.
Many of our students would have never considered the possibility of going to college if not for the ECA. The Early College Academy changes lives, and you can help them sustain that momentum with your important and timely support.