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Hoop of Learning

South Mountain Community College
7050 South 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85042
http://students.southmountaincc.edu/support/hooplearningprogram/

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Contact Information:
Lynette Jim
Director
602.243.8000
lynette.jim@smcmail.maricopa.edu

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention

Both

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

High School

Tribal

Individuals

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

American Indian/Alaskan

Description:

The Summer Hoop of Learning program is designed to provide Native American 9th through 12th grade students the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school. The program will consist of a five week summer session offering one orientation course, an academic course and one elective course, preparing the students to enter into their first college semester. The Hoop of Learning is an indegenous design based on the traditional Native world view of a circle (Hoop) of lifelong development. It was established from a need to help Native Armican students stay in school and pursue a college degree. The program was designed to meet the academic and cultural needs of Native American students. A basic tenet of the Hoop of Learning program is the belief in the importance of young people developing strong positive cultural identities and integrity. Collaboration of student families, program staff, and community partners replicates a traditional tribal community in which children's progresss is monitored and facilitated by a broad network of relations. As in traditional settings, students are expected to fulfill their reponsibility to prepare themselves to contribute to the well-being of the community.

Program Descriptors Include:
Middle/Early College

Starting Date: 1998
Students Served Per Year: Unspecified
Last Verified: 2009

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • High-risk peer group

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Clear social norms
  • Good relationships with parents, peers, and teachers
  • Involvement with positive peer activities
  • Perception of support from adults and peers

Independence

  • Healthy/conventional beliefs and standards

Competence

  • Social competencies

Creativity

  • Problem-solving skills

Optimism

  • High expectations by community, family, school, and self

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

Unspecified

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Unspecified

Teachers
Counselors
Parents

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Unspecified

Unspecified

Evaluation Information:

How evaluation data was collected:
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level

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