Title VI

Title VI grant from the Federal Government is for use in improving the academic standing of the American Indian students.

American Indian Liaison: Yvette Salas



Weekly office hours:

Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am - 10:30am

(also available by appointment)

All American Indian related announcements please submit to Yvette Salas, yvette.salas@bvsd.org.

Funding is determined by the number of American Indians in the school district and funds may be used in any number of ways—but we must show results. For the past several years, BVSD’s equity department has used the funds to coordinate a one-on-one tutoring program, which we currently run, but we wish to implement more cultural activities next year and need your input. We are very open to suggestions for the upcoming school year, and encourage anyone with ideas to come and voice them at this meeting. For more information, please call the American Indian Liaison.

The purpose of this website is to provide the American Indian community within the Boulder Valley School District with information on district events, programs, and other information. If you would like to add anything to the site, please contact yvette.salas@bvsd.org.

Budget for 2018-19 click here.

State and Federal Resources

AIPC Events

Check back here for upcoming American Indian Parent Council Meeting Dates and other events

Want to look back at what we did in past meetings? Check out the agendas and minutes by following these links.

506 Form

What is this Office of Indian Education Form, and why should I fill it out?

Most commonly known as the 506 Form, this student eligibility questionnaire provides information to the Federal Government in order to secure funding for the Title VII Indian Education Program. This money is above and beyond the money allocated at the state, county and municipal level and is only available for American Indian students. The Federal dollars secured are used for tutors, fees for tests like the SATs and ACTs, and also for activities and events associated with American Indian/Native American Culture. Every 506 Form that is collected is counted toward the total funding of the Title VII American Indian Education Program in the Boulder Valley School District.

See below for an FAQ and the application form.

Title VI ED 506 Form exp 7-31-2019.pdf

Tutoring Opportunities

BVSD and The Indian Parent Council works together to provide academic assistance via Title VI funds, other applicable programs and private fundraising. The priority for tutoring is to bring students to proficiency in Math, Literacy and Science. Tutoring provided under this application will be for one semester. Students may re-apply if they required tutoring for an additional semester. Parents are responsible for arranging transportation for the student promptly at the end of tutoring sessions. Click here for the tutoring application

The American Indian Tutoring Program has gotten off to a strong start this school year, and has continued to grow little by little into a successful program involving over 25 students. We hope to continue to increase our numbers after the winter break.

Spring semester tutoring services will begin again in late January. If you are interested in services or know anyone who might be, please complete this form. If you have any inquiries, please contact yvette.salas@bvsd.org or 720-630-5238 .

College Horizons

College Horizons is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to increasing the number of Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students succeeding in college and graduate programs. Since 1998, they have served over 3,300 Native students on their path to higher ed through our admissions and financial aid workshops. Learn more at their website.

College Horizons is committed to helping American Indian students become experts on the college application and admissions process. They offer a summer admissions workshop focused on demystifying the college application process and exploring college options for Native students. They have been very successful in helping Native students apply to college – 99% of students who attend College Horizons attend a 4-year university and of those, 85% graduate within 4-5 years.

The College Horizons Scholars Program is a new three-week summer program designed to empower Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian College Horizons alumni in their transition from high school to college.

Native American Scholarship Programs

ACT-SAT Scholarship Information.pdf

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science awards annual scholarships to students who have demonstrated leadership, academic achievement, and an interest in a science career. Preference is given to Native American students who are college-bound high school seniors attending a Colorado high school or undergraduates who attend a Colorado college or university. Awards are presented to recipients at an annual reception in the fall. For more information check out their website here.

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) accepts applications for the Wilma Mankiller Fellowship for their Tribal Policy and Governance Fellowship Program. Two or three applicants will be selected to spend time in Washington, DC to work side by side with national leaders in tribal policy. This fellowship takes place over 11 months and includes a stipend and benefits. Applicants must have a college degree or equivalent experience in order to be considered. For more information on internships and fellowships at the NCAI check out their website.

Check out the Center for Native American Youth website for a comprehensive list of available resources (scholarships, fellowships, summer programs, grant opportunities, etc.).

American Indian College Fund: Since 1989, The College Fund has provided more than 119,000 Scholarships. Last year they distributed $7.2 million directly to students

Society of American Indian Government Engagement (SAIGE)

SAIGE encourages Native American youth to realize their potential to become leaders in their communities and schools, continue their education by obtaining a college degree, and ultimately, to seek a career in the government sector in one of the multitude of civil service professions. Federal agency representatives attending the conference have the opportunity to meet students, participate as Exhibitors, and promote career opportunities within their respective agencies.

The Youth Program is open to Native Students between the ages of 18 and 25 who can demonstrate they are currently enrolled in good standing at an accredited high school, college or university. Students must be interested in gaining a professional degree and in the possibility of pursing a career with the federal government. SAIGE invites American Indian/Alaska Native students to submit their application form, letter of reference, proof of school enrollment, and completed emergency medical information form for consideration to attend the conference. A short essay about their interest in government careers and information about themselves is also required. To learn more check out their website.

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