Native American High School Students Gather at Colorado State University’s Native Education Forum

Note to Reporters: Reporters are welcome to cover some sessions of the Native Education Forum. For more information or to schedule interviews with participants, contact Leslee Lovato, assistant director of Admissions, at (970) 491-5232.

Dozens of Native American high school sophomores and juniors will gather at Colorado State University on July 9-13 to research pertinent issues during the inaugural Native Education Forum.

The program brings together about 20 students from Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota and Wyoming. The five-day session includes college application preparation, along with a course on Native Americans in higher education. This course consists of research and discussion that culminates in a formal forum where students present their findings. The program format also helps students strengthen their skills in public speaking, teamwork and leadership. Students will choose to study one of three topics pertinent to the Native-American community:

  • Native Americans and Education
  • Native Americans and Health
  • Native Americans and the Media

Colorado State faculty, staff and graduate students will assist program participants in researching and presenting their topic areas.

“We are excited to offer this inaugural opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to explore Native American issues, prepare for the college application process and to earn college credit,” said Leslee Lovato, forum coordinator and assistant director of Admissions at CSU.

For more information about the Native Education Forum, contact Lovato at (970) 491-5232.