The Good Road
The Good Road I and The Good Road II are COCC college-prep courses offered in local high schools that prepare Native American students for success in high school, college and beyond. Each class is held for 10 weeks and allows students to earn a college credit. Through a dynamic curriculum, The Good Road emphasizes academic success strategies, leadership development and cultural knowledge and pride. The classes will also introduce students to college resources, scholarship writing and financial literacy for success in college or wherever their paths may lead.
The goal of The Good Road is to encourage Native American youth to graduate from high school and pursue higher education, and ultimately, obtain a rewarding career and contribute to their communities. The program offers a hands-on curriculum that integrates leadership, college preparation and culturally-relevant themes for Native American students.
Students practice and implement team-building skills that apply to their lives in college and beyond.
Cross Cultural Communication
By learning the fundamentals of communication in various contexts, students become active listeners and participants.
Students work through appropriate methods of handling conflict.
By completing written assignments, group work, and research projects, students learn to be responsible for themselves and become aware of their role as individuals in a group environment.
Scholarship Writing and Financial Literacy
Students learn how to develop a personal narrative, apply for scholarships and become familiar with the financial aid process.
Through hands-on projects and culturally-relevant programming, students are encouraged to celebrate and explore their heritage and take pride in what they have to offer as Native students.
The Good Road courses will be offered in local area high schools. Students who complete The Good Road I are eligible to participate in The Good Road II, earning both high school and college credit. Students are also encouraged to participate in STRIVE on the COCC Bend campus during the summer.
For more information contact:
Native American College Preparation Coordinator
Central Oregon Community College