ERIC Number: ED460798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Cherokee Nation Education Services.
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Tahlequah.
The Education Services Department of the Cherokee Nation develops and supports comprehensive educational programs for Cherokee people. This publication describes services in the following areas: education administration, higher education, adult education, co-partner programs, youth activities, Learn and Serve Program, Talking Leaves Job Corps, Sequoyah High School, and early childhood unit. Each section includes a mission statement, contact information, and activities provided by the program. The higher education program assists Cherokee students with college-related expenses by providing scholarship funding. Adult education addresses literacy and basic educational skills by providing classes for Indian adults who have not completed high school. The Johnson-O'Malley co-partner program provides a variety of activities that are designed to challenge American Indian students. Youth activities include the Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council, the Trail of Tears Awards for Excellence, and school and community programs. The Cherokee Nation Learn and Serve Program includes federally funded service-learning programs for youth in grades K-12. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Talking Leaves Job Corps provides opportunities for youth between the ages of 16 and 24. Sequoyah High School is a boarding school, originated in 1871, which provides a stable and controlled education environment. The early childhood unit provides home-based and center-based Head Start and Early Head Start programs. (CDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Tahlequah.