Native Youth Community Project (NYCP) Grant


Native Youth Community Project (NYCP) Grant

The Nevada Department of Education’s (NDE) Native Youth Community Project (NYCP) seeks to prepare Grades 7-12 American Indian (AI) students for college and careers using a three-fold plan that includes: (a) the support of a College and Career Coach (CCC) and Community-Based Instructor (CBI); (b) activities designed to improve student academic performance, including tutoring and summer programs, conferences designed to engage students, and guided visits to colleges; and (c) community collaborative events.
Three tribal groups in two different geographic locations receive support in these efforts. Members of the Yerington Paiute and Walker River Paiute Tribes attend school in the Yerington, NV, area. Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone tribal members attend school in the McDermitt, NV, area. A total of 105 Grades 7-12 AI students participated in the fourth year of the project’s implementation at these sites.

There are five long-term goals of the NYCP These include:
(1) Implement a successful NYCP that promotes and prepares American Indian (AI) students for college or career;
(2) Increase student academic performance;
(3) Increase student motivation and readiness to attend college or vocational training;
(4) Increase parent/family involvement; and
(5) Promote the importance of education among the community and participating students’ families.

This information brief presents selected findings from the RMC Research Evaluation Report, based on data collected from the following years:

Year 1: October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018 (Information brief unavailable, for a full-version report contact the NDE)
Year 2: October 1, 2018, to September 30, 2019.
Year 3: October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2020.
Year 4: October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021.

To request a copy of the full report(s) for Years 2-4 contact the NDE