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Ep. 14: Native SOAR

April 22, 2019

Ep. 14: Native SOAR
Cultivating Indigenous Voices

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Native SOAR & Ha:san Leadership and Preparatory School students

In this episode I have guests Amanda Cheromiah and Felise Tagaban, the dynamic duo of Native SOAR (Success Outreach, Access, and Resiliency), to share their experiences and expertise working with young tribal students. Native SOAR is an established mentor ship program that provides enriching guidance to native youth partnered with undergraduate students from the University of Arizona. The opportunities and exposure these young people experience help engage them with indigenous and non-indigenous professionals in the workforce and in higher education. It is also about bringing together a wide range of perspectives and lifestyles to embracing who you are as an individual and who you represent from an indigenous background. Often times mentor ship is an unknown resource to many native youth who grow up on rural reservations throughout the United States. So this unique program which not only provides services to native students in urban areas, also engages students on the main reservation of the Tohono O’odham Nation and Pascua Yaqui Tribe. In this episode you will hear a few success stories and examples about how this program has been an impact to the community, as well as personal stories from the two individuals who manage the program. Thank you for tuning in!

Photo by: Native SOAR, Amanda & Felise

amanda cheromiah,   felise tagaban,   native mentorship,   Native SOAR,   University of Arizona,  


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