High school dropout rates range from 30 to 70% on the reservations.

Immediate Relief

K-12 Education

Education is one of the most important cornerstones of self-sufficiency and quality of life. It is also a crucial factor in addressing the long-term challenges on the reservations Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) serves. Our education services assist Native American students from pre-kindergarten to high school. (See Higher Education for college services.)

By addressing both immediate and long-term educational needs, PWNA helps our partner schools and colleges motivate students and retention.

PWNA supports K-12 education partners through:
  • essential school supplies for about 25,000 students on 25+ reservations
  • literacy supplies and incentives to motivate reading and encourage adult-child reading time
  • incentive products used by Head Start partners focused on early childhood education

(Related programs: American Indian Education Fund (AIEF))