The Good Road
This film is an example of a final project that all of the Good Road II students worked on Spring 2023. The Good Road involves students with community through mentorship and leadership. This short film project was created in partnership with Warm Springs Filmmakers, Laronn Katchia and Brutis Baez as well as World Muse where it was featured in front of multiple audiences of over five hundred people.
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 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. Students come out of The Good Road with pride in who they are and ready to bring this confidence into the college setting. 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.
For more information contact:
Native American College Preparation Coordinator
Central Oregon Community College