Education

About Title VII Indian Education

‌‌‌Wake County and Johnston County each have a Title VII Indian Education program. Each has one staff member to serve schools across Wake and Johnston counties. Each staff member provides supplemental academic assistance, counseling and ‌cultural enrichment. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VII – Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native Education.

Program and services

Each Title VII Indian Education program supports schools by providing opportunities for Native students to meet and exceed academic and cultural standards. Each program coordinator seeks to assist families with navigating schools across Wake and Johnston counties.

Direct services

The Title VII Indian Education Program offers a variety of direct services to eligible students, their families, and the community. To inquire about specific services offered in each county, please contact the program coordinator at the Title VII Indian Education county office.

For students

• Academic tutoring

• Culturally responsive instruction

• Student data analysis

• Homework assistance

• Leadership and self-advocacy skill building

• SAT/ACT prep

• American Indian Heritage Month activities

• Developing cultural identity

• Post-secondary field trips

For families

• School/district liaison to families

• Resource referral

• Attendance support

• School registration assistance

• School orientations

• Parent education

• Evening Program

• IEP meeting support

• Postsecondary planning and resources

• Scholarship and college portfolio workshops

• Graduation and course planning

• School transition support

For our community

• Cultural classes

• Teacher curriculum resources

• Referrals to community programs

• Resource sharing

• Collaboration

• Cultural displays

Indirect services‌

The Title VII Indian Education Programs provide indirect services to all American Indian and Alaska Native students enrolled in the schools across Wake and Johnston counties. The program provides training and support for teachers, administration, and support staff; advocacy for students and families; and serves as a representative to school, community, state and national committees. The program makes the case for connecting education and culture.

Is your child eligible for Title VII services?

Are you, your child, or your child’s grandparent an enrolled member of an American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group? If so, your child may be able to enroll in the Title VII Indian Education program.

Enrollment will increase the opportunities available to your student. Title VII’s goal is to help Native students meet and exceed state academic and cultural standards.

Upon enrollment, your child will be eligible to participate in various K-12 programs, including:

• Academic tutoring

• Cultural enrichment activities

• Summer enrichment programs

• Scholarship fairs, and career and post-secondary training and exploration

Enrollment in the program does not obligate a student to participate.