The Education Division is comprised of programs that deliver educational services to all Tribal members beginning at 5 years old through Senior Citizens. The programs are delivered to all six reservations, all non-resistance Seminole and throughout the nation. The administrative offices are located in Hollywood with local education program personnel on the reservations to coordinate the education services. This board is made up of 12 Tribal member parents - two from each reservation PAC Committee (Hollywood, Big Cypress, Brighton, Tampa, Trail Reservation and Immokalee). This Board meets bi-monthly during the academic school year. Meetings rotate among the reservations throughout the school year.
Assistance students with choice of colleges, help with the application process, registration for classes and assistance with choice of major/degree of study.
Programs within the Education Division Florida Governor's Council on Indian Affairs (FGCIA) Summer Youth Program - 2-week program at FSU to provide career exploration and a college experience for ages 14-17. Includes a leadership component for previous participants. Incentive Awards Program - provides positive recognition for grades and attendance for elementary, secondary students, and Higher Education. Higher Education Program - Assistance students with choice of colleges, help with the application process, registration for classes and assistance with choice of major/degree of study. College Fair - Students get to explore strategies to help them prepare for life after High School, discover student-college match and meet College/UnKiversity and Technical School Representatives. College Tour - Students will have opportunities to visit schools throughout the United States. Adult Vocational Programs - sponsors accredited Technical and Certificate Programs. GED - Assists tribal adults through one on one tutoring to earn their state certified General Education Diploma (GED). ABE - Provide classes to Tribal Members on each reservation according to request for continuing education purposes. Work Experience Program / Summer Work Experience Program - Provides Tribal members the opportunity to enhance their employability skills in any STOF department of their choice. After two years, they can transfer to a full time position pending Tribal Department availability.