The mission of the Education Department of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is to promote, support and respect the culturally-relevant and academic needs of our community members by empowering life-long learners through quality educational learning opportunities and experiences.

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Head Start

25 Library Road, Akwesasne
Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone:  518-358-2988

Mission:  For the children:  To provide a trained, qualified staff who offer children ample opportunities to explore and experience the world first hand through activities intended to develop, strengthen, and support all developmental areas, in a safe, nurturing environment, while incorporating traditional language and culture to ensure a strong sense of self.  For the families:  To respectfully encourage and support healthy families through education and awareness of community resources.

Headstart is a licensed program which operates in one facility with the Childcare program. The Head Start program has the capacity to enroll 64 children who are three and four years of age. The ratios for Head Start are one staff per seven children with three qualified staff per room.

Higher Education
Community Building
Weekdays, 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Phone: 518-358-2272, Fax: 518-358-6234

Mission: To provide educational service and support for the next seven generations.

The Higher Education and Adult Training Programs provides direction and assistance in selection of a program and financial assistance to attend the chosen program. The program has information available for additional scholarships and also provides assistance with the application process

Johnson O’Malley
Community Building
Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 518-358-2272, Fax: 518-358-6234

Mission: To provide a variety of special and unique program needs to our Native American students within Akwesasne.

The JOM Program is divided into four components:

Corrective Studies, this component will provide remedial assistance in the areas of academic study during school hours and after school. This aspect has proven to be pertinent to the success of our students and is regarded as a beneficial needed service

Education Enrichment, some students have interest in learning activities not taught in or available through the school system. Various program are available to meet these diverse interests such as instrument loan, workshops, honor roll incentive, college visits and AISES.

Physical Education, in addition to the academic aspect of education, the exposure of students to physical fitness is also important. The JOM students will learn teamwork, sportsmanship, and gain self confidence.

Summer Youth Program, this component offers educational, fun and leisure activities for our students during the months of July and August.
Each component is fit to meet the unique needs of each of the Native Students in Akwesasne.

Eligibility Requirements: Students must be ¼ Native American, be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe, be in attendance at the Salmon River or Massena Central District schools by November 1 each school year. JOM serves students from Head Start through Grade 12. Drug and Alcohol Awareness is an important aspect to all of the JOM components.

Workforce Investment
Community Building
Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 518-358-2272, Fax: 518-358-6234

Mission: To provide educational support for the next seven generations.

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) was enacted and signed into law on August 7, 1998. The purpose of the act is to provide workforce investment activities that increase employment, retention, and earnings of participants and increase occupational skill and attainment. The goals achieved through the workforce investment system improves the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the nation’s economy, through initiation of a new delivery system for providing employment and training services. WIA final regulation establishes the operation of employment and training programs for Native Americans under the authority of the Act.

The program receives funding under the Department of Labor, Section 166 Indian and Native American Programs. To receive services under the Indian and Native American program that person is An Indian, who is a member of a federally recognized tribe; or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian. Also be unemployed, underemployed, and low income individual.

This program also has a summer youth component given youth the opportunity to experience the working world. To be eligible, students must be between the ages of 14-21, have a New York State Work Permit, and meet WIA income guidelines. To obtain further information about the program you may contact the WIA office.