Native American Community Academy
The Hiyupo Project: Promoting Achievement in Native Youth
Native American Community Academy, the first “Collaborative Charter” school in the state of New Mexico, was founded to create a space where Native American students in Albuquerque could integrate personal wellness and cultural identity with academic success. NACA’s Hiyupo Project focuses on engaging Native young men to actively participate in a school environment and prepares students for successful transitions from adolescence to adulthood. The program empowers young men to strengthen their communities by developing their leadership skills, preparing them academically, and cultivating a healthy and secure cultural identity.