Federal education grant of $765,673 to Ho-Chunk Nation to promote career, college readiness

Ho Chunk Education

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. — The federal Bureau of Indian Education awarded a five-year grant of $765,673 to the Ho-Chunk Nation Education Department to promote career and college readiness for students and families.
The department will use the grant to create three positions to promote readiness programs. The first year will be a planning year, with a grant administrator to be hired in January and two student services specialists, in May.
Programming will begin in the fall.
The U.S. Department of Education Department is providing the money as a demonstration grant for Indian children. The HCN education department gave it a Ho-Chunk name that means “Preparing oneself for a good life.”
Ho-Chunk Nation President Marlon White Eagle said, “Grants like these will help our people and the Ho-Chunk Nation to grow and develop.”
Some of the programs being considered are expanded college fairs, student/parent communication strategies, cultural events, career exploration and other preparatory experiences.