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Taking First Nations Teens to Higher Education

Our goal is to change lives and change expectations. To do that, we need to grow our students all the way to university admission. We must invest $4.9 million in becoming a model of First Nations education in Canada. 

Proposed Jr/Sr Highschool

We have ambitious goals to support our equally ambitious students, but we know we can do it. More than a decade ago, MANS conducted a successful campaign to purchase land and build at its present location.Today, we can confidently project the need for a new high school building twice the size of our present facility, and a kindergarten-Grade 12 student body of 280 by 2021.‚Äč

To continue and extend its positive impact 
for our students like 
Coralie and Eldenia, Brayden, Krista, and Mackenzie, and First Nations youth like them, MANS must expand.


Building a new facility: A new building is necessary to house labs, shop facilities and other educational amenities necessary for a comprehensive Alberta Education curriculum. These facilities must be large enough to accommodate the classes rising through the MANS system, and others who meet entrance requirements.  
REQUIRED INVESTMENT: $4.25 million                                                        

Offering a Transportation program: Most Maskwacis families, spread across a wide geographic distance on the Reserve, would be hard-pressed to drive their children to and from school on a daily basis, so Mamawi provides bussing to all students. Additional buses for a growing student body will increase transportation costs. 
REQUIRED INVESTMENT: $250,000            
Establishing Scholarships & Bursaries: Investing in a MANS graduate sends an important message of support and confidence. Scholarships strengthen the ties of alumni to their school community. As graduates become “success stores” they can have a powerful impact on younger students as positive role models. 
REQUIRED INVESTMENT: $100,000                                                        

Providing a Nutrition program: In keeping with MANS’ philosophy of caring for the whole child, supplemental meals are provided as needed. 
REQUIRED INVESTMENT: $100,000                                           

Offering After School programs: Building confidence through sports and other skilled activities also keeps students in a safe environment during a critical time of the day, when they are more likely to be exposed to gangs.  
REQUIRED INVESTMENT: $50,000                                     

Extending New Horizons/Post Secondary Support program: MANS’ counseling office offers university and career training education and exposure. Funds are needed to continue this essential service. In addition, to support gradates, an aboriginal student liaison position at a small private university within easy driving distance of the Reserve is proposed. 
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