Nebo Na­tive Amer­i­can pro­gram man­ager re­ceives pres­ti­gious award

Serve Daily - - EMPOWERING LIBERTY - By Lana Hiskey

Eileen Quin­tana, the pro­gram man­ager of the Nebo Ti­tle VII Education Pro­gram in Nebo School District, has been se­lected as one of Utah’s Amer­i­can Grad­u­ate Cham­pi­ons by Utah Education Net­work.

Con­nect­ing education to cul­ture can be key to help­ing Na­tive Amer­i­can stu­dents suc­ceed. Through home­work labs and sum­mer camps for stu­dents in Nebo School District, Eileen Quin­tana brings in­di­vid­ual at­ten­tion to 220 stu­dents who need the re­sources and sup­port.

“We face many chal­lenges such as poverty, low grad­u­a­tion rate across the state, health is­sues and high sui­cide rates,” Quin­tana said, “but we are also re­silient, hard-work­ing, close-knit fam­i­lies through clans and tribes. We are a strong com­mu­nity that feels very com­mit­ted to the suc­cess of our youth.”

Con­grat­u­la­tions Eileen on sup­port­ing Nebo’s Na­tive Amer­i­can stu­dents and help­ing them suc­ceed with one of the high­est grad­u­a­tion rates in the coun­try.

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