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Future Inspired Native American Leaders Program Visits SRPMIC

The Future Inspired Native American Leaders Program participants visited the Community in July.

Getting a start on college is hard when you’re a teenager and you don’t know where to begin.

The Future Inspired Native American Leaders Program is designed to help American Indian high school students get ready for college and teach them how to network and be career ready. It’s a two-week summer program for about 120 students from different tribes.

On July 13, the students visited the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Council Chambers to learn about potential career paths and find out what education they may need to be successful in their area of interest.

SRPMIC President Delbert Ray Sr. welcomed the group, and Vice-President Martin Harvier said the blessing.

The SRPMIC Human Resources Community Employment Division provided breakfast and snacks catered by the Round House Café.

Workforce Innovation Opportunity workers Julianne Carlisle and Ramon Estrada helped fill goody bags provided to the students.

Employees from different SRPMIC departments spoke to the students about their jobs, how they achieved their current position, and the importance of a college education.

After the presentations, the students toured the Community’s Judicial Center, the Salt River Health Clinic and Health and Human Services, where department staff provided a brief overview of their various service areas.

Master of ceremonies Marie Clark, of the Human Resources Training and Development Division, closed the ceremony.