"As more and more of our students are choosing South Dakota's public universities to continue their education after high school graduation, we felt it important to strengthen our relationship with them-and make a formal commitment to provide the resources and support network our students deserve," says Tashina Banks, director of student advancement and alumni support, who has worked on this project with Superintendent Bob Brave Heart Sr. and high school administrators.
says the goal of the University Mentor Program is not just to increase the number of Red Cloud students enrolling in state schools, but also to begin to create a community of people away from the reservation who can support these students throughout their college career.
"Our kids are community oriented," notes Banks
"I hope James' relationship with the staff of Black Hills
State is just one of many stories we'll be able to tell now that this partnership has been established," adds Banks
For more information, contact Banks
at 605/867-1105 ext. 302.