The Kelly Foundation

Susan Kelly, Program Director for the Center Pole, is also the founder of the Kelly Foundation, whose mission is to prepare Native American students from reservations for success at competitive institutions of higher learning and to return to their communities as agents of change. Five hundred youths from more than 20 Indian reservations have participated in this mentoring program since 1991.

 

In 2002, the Kelly Foundation became partners with the Center Pole and now focuses on students from Center Pole’s service area.

The Kelly Foundation

 

Susan Kelly, Program Director for the Center Pole, is also the founder of the Kelly Foundation, whose mission is to prepare Native American students from reservations for success at competitive institutions of higher learning and to return to their communities as agents of change. Five hundred youths from more than 20 Indian reservations have participated in this mentoring program since 1991. In 2002, the Kelly Foundation became partners with the Center Pole and now focuses on students from Center Pole’s service area.

Kelly Foundation students have attended these colleges and universities:

 

  • Dartmouth College

  • Brown University

  • Syracuse University

  • Stanford University

  • Cornell University

  • Guilford College

  • College of Wooster

  • University of Arizona

  • University of Montana

  • University of South Dakota

  • University of New Mexico

  • New Mexico State University

  • Montana State University

  • Purdue University

  • Rhode Island School of Design

  • Marymount University

  • Institute of American Indian Arts

  • George Washington University

  • University of Wyoming

  • Emory University

Kelly Foundation graduates are working and volunteering in reservation communities in the areas of the environment, health, domestic violence, law, banking, business development, youth development, education and the arts.

 

They have completed advanced degrees in Law, Public Health, Business Management and Administration, Environmental Science and Native American Studies.

Kelly Foundation Students have been:

 

Gates Millennium Scholars

Presidential Scholars

National Bonner Scholars

Indian Health Service Scholars

Miracle Corner of the World Scholars

Buffalo Bill Historical Center Scholars

Kelly Foundation students have completed these educational programs:

 

  • Legacy Global Youth Village

  • Legacy Iraqi Youth Exchange

  • LINC Program in Indonesia

  • Youth for Understanding (Denmark, Germany)

  • Shrine Mont Camps

  • Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS)

  • Department of Justice Internships

  • Department of Transportation Internships

  • Morris K. Udall Congressional Internships

  • National Museum of the American Indian Internships

  • Smithsonian Internships

  • Outward Bound (Maine, Minnesota and Colorado)

The Center Pole is a 501 c 3 Native non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible.

 

The generous contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations allows us to maintain our programs and services.

The Center Pole

The Crow Indian Reservation

PO Box 71

3391 I-90 Frontage Road Garryowen, MT 59031

 

(3 miles south of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument)

 

 

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