Native boys’ scores on standards based tests are lower than those of any gender or ethnic group in Alaska. Native boys also have the highest high school dropout rates.
To increase high school graduation rates for Native boys.
To turn around negative trends.
To equip Native boys with culturally relevant tools and resources to excel in school and life.
Project Ki’L seeks to demonstrate that
culturally responsive education for preschool
to 5th grade Alaska Native and American
Indian boys results in higher academic outcomes.
It helps parents, community
supporters and educators meet the unique needs of Native boys.
Project Ki’L also
reaffirms their identity by celebrating Native heritage and traditions.
Narrow the academic achievement gap between Native boys in grades K-5 and their
Ensure more successful
long-term outcomes for Native boys.
Create a more culturally inclusive climate in the project schools.