U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says AmeriCorps is providing more than $250,000 in federal funds to provide GED tutoring and testing services to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe members through Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates.
The reservation of 2.3 million acres straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border.
The money will support 15 full and part time AmeriCorps members to tutor residents of eight communities on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation for three years. The goal is to help 100 people between the ages of 16 and 46 years old who have not finished high school successfully complete the GED test and earn a certificate.
Heitkamp says only about 50 percent of Native American students graduate from high school, compared to more than 75 percent for the general population.
Most Popular Today
Costco Citigroup Partnership To Have Impact On Citibank In Sioux Falls
Great Western Bank To Close Two Sioux Falls Branches
Target Plans $2B In Cost-Cutting Moves
New Gymnastics Facility Holds First Classes
LLoyd Scraps Plans For Former School For The Deaf
Citigroup Sells OneMain Financial
Fiat Chrysler Brushes Off Snow, Posts 6 Pct Us Sales Gain
- 8.Your Money Matters
Orion Franchise Opening In Dubai
- 9.Gas & Energy
South Dakota PUC Approves Rate Hikes For Black Hills Power
- 10.Crops, Agriculture, General
Wheat Growers/North Central Leaders Explain Merger