Native Jumpstart and Natives Transcending: November 6-8, 2020
Native Jumpstart and Natives Transcending are both a free recruitment program hosted by the Indigenous and Native Coalition-Recruitment & Retention Center. Participation is open to high school juniors, seniors, (Native Jumpstart) and transfer students (Natives Transcending) who are interested in applying to Cal, or anywhere in the UC system.

Due to COVID-19, all programming will be virtual, meaning there will not be the option this year to be housed in the Native American Theme Program. Transportation as well will not be provided as our weekend workshops will all be provided online to ensure safety for all of our participants, volunteers, and staff.

Our mission is to support Native student access to higher education by assisting participants with their application and personal insight questions on the UC application. Over the course of the weekend they will receive guidance and feedback from staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students. We aim to help students feel prepared in applying, creating connections with Native students and staff on campus, and understand campus resources available to them at Cal.

Current high school Sophomores and Juniors accepted into the program will participate in online workshops focused on tips and tricks for creating a more holistic profile to use for future college applications. Please note that high school juniors do not participate in the weekend workshops on campus.

High school seniors and transfers accepted into the program will be required to participate in at least two coaching sessions via skype or google hangout prior to the Jumpstart virtual workshop weekend. These sessions will be scheduled after acceptance into the program.

Deadline for applications is Friday, August 31st, 2020 at 11:59pm pacific standard time.
Accepted students will be notified by Monday September 7th, 2020.

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