Leech Lake Studies Student Resiliency

Nov 15th, 2004 | By | Category: 16-2: Tribal College Research, Tribal College News

The Leech Lake Community College Center for Career Development has launched a study to determine why some students succeed while others do not. The study will include current students and other community members who have attended college, according to Sherri Moe, associate vice president for the center at Leech Lake Community College (LLTC, Cass Lake, MN).

A series of articles in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune last spring examined the level of violence and substance abuse amongst young people on the Leech Lake Reservation and mentioned that some young people were able to escape that life through education.

The tribal college’s study will attempt to understand what cultural resilience factors contribute to college success. It will also recommend cultural-specific strategies that could be implemented into the Center for Career Development’s support structure to help with retention.

For more information, contact Sherri Moe by email smoe@lltc.org, or phone (218) 335-4258 at the college.

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