What We Offer
Infant – 1st Grade Information
Our Read With Me program is designed to promote early literacy and family involvement. Students exchange a backpack full of books every week while parents/grandparents learn cultural activities geared toward young parents or caregivers of little ones. Snacks and drinks are provided.
During TAMIT Tuesdays we offer tutoring through a partnership with UCLA. Cultural knowledge is shared with students and they complete cultural activities while meeting other Native youth. Snacks and drinks are provided.
Middle School students are welcome to TAMIT Tuesdays for tutoring and cultural activities. Eighth grade students with active participation are often allowed to join TAMIT for high school trips.
College planning is a key element to working with our high school youth. Freshmen and sophomores learn about required classes in order to apply to California’s UC or CSU schools, while juniors and seniors focus on the application process. Students should aim for the highest GPA (grade point average) possible but can set up some tutoring time for assistance. Colleges want to see four years’ worth of community services AND extracurricular activities, so TAMIT offers summer camps, campus tours, and volunteer service. Qualifying students will earn a Letter of Recommendation from TAMIT to campuses and scholarships of their choice.
With a college education, people can get better jobs, which impacts your income, your home environment, health, and happiness.
On average, a 4 year graduate will earn $1 million more than a high school graduate (Source: US Census Bureau)
A secret to a successful college career is asking for help. TAMIT provides college planning assistance including walking community college students through the process of developing 2 and 4 college plans to nsure eligibility to transfer to a university. Students may attend our Scholarship and Moneysmarts workshops to help fund their education.
Culture Education Information
TAMIT believes culture is a core element to the development of a student’s self-concept, identity and self-esteem. Most TAMIT events fuse culture and education.