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Hoop Of Learning

Encourage, Enable and Empower Native American High School Students

What we offer:

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Program Goals

  • Increase high school graduation and retention rates.
  • Increase Native American enrollment and participation in college.
  • Empower Native American students to reach their goals.
  • Enhance Native American culturally relevant curriculum.
  • Increase diversity on campus.
  • Strengthen partnerships with external Native American communities, school districts, and other agencies.


Hoops of Learning Students
Spring 2012

Hoop of Learning
Spring 2012

Program Eligibility

  • Student must be an enrolled member of a federal/state recognized tribe (or in the process of obtaining a census #.)
  • Students are required to contact their High School counselor for approval.
  • Students must submit a Student information form (SIF) along with a Hoop of Learning Application.
  • Student must show proof of citizenship (CIB, or Birth Certificate)
  • Students must take Assessment tests in Reading, Writing & Math.
  • Student must have a minimum 2.00 GPA in High School
  • Student & Parent(s) must attend mandatory orientation.
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Hoop of Learning Students with Dr. Paul Dale

Medicine Wheel is a metaphoric tool for
addressing the various dimensions of human processes and their relationship with each other.

Completion Ceremony 2012
AnnMarie Reddick, Armondo Thomas with
President Dr. Paul Dale

Contact Us

Courtney Billy - Coordinator, Hoop of Learning
(602) 787-6695

Yolanda Reynoso, Office Coordinator

Heather Kruse, Director, Student Development
(602) 787-7246

Lisa Collins, Indian Education Project Liaison
(602) 449-2126

On Campus:
Kranitz Student Center
Student Development
Fax (602) 787-7175

The college of you.

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