Native Journey to Academic Success (NJAcS) Program
NAU’s College of Health and Human Services is committed to Native American academic success
NJAcS is committed to promoting academic success and retention of Native American students in health professions, as well as increasing enrollment of Native Americans into health. If you are a prospective or enrolled Native American student in the College of Health & Human Services at NAU, you are encouraged to contact and meet your CHHS faculty for one-on-one mentoring and advising needs. You may be eligible for various resources for academic support and tutoring, emergency food and gas vouchers; and encouraged to participate in program activities.
History of the program
The NJAcS program is supported by a grant from the John and Sophie Ottens Foundation. The Ottens Foundation has supported the health and well-being of Native Americans, including educational programs and initiatives for Native American students, for the past eighteen years.
- Attract Native American students to CHHS health professions programs by encouraging Native American alumni and current students to visit middle and high schools.
- Retain Native American students enrolled in CHHS programs by creating an environment that supports the cultural, social, and academic needs of Native American students.
- Provide cultural awareness training for NAU faculty, staff, and students.
What we offer
- faculty mentoring
- peer tutoring
- study group
- Welcome Back Gathering and Cultural Blessing
- elder storytelling
- cultural presentations
- Dream Catcher middle school mentoring
- Dream Catcher middle school career shadowing