The Maricopa Hoop of Learning (HOL) Program is a high school to college bridge program specifically tailored to meet the academic and cultural needs of American Indian students. The basic tenets of the program replicate the indigenous Circle of Life philosophy long practiced by all American Indian peoples of the North and South Americas.
The Mesa Community College (MCC) Hoop of Learning Program serves high school students from the Tempe and Mesa high school districts. Students who participate in this great opportunity benefit from a scholarship that covers the following:
Related Course Fees
Workshops and other Activities
Because there is a valued focus on meeting the cultural needs of the high school student, participants benefit from an array of culturally related opportunities including:
Volunteer and Service Learning
Hoop of Learning Program Goals
Increase high school retention and high school graduation rates
Increase American Indian participation and matriculation rates into college
Create the conditions for retaining American Indian students to reach their higher education goals
Enhance American Indian culturally relevant curriculum
Increase diversity on the college campuses
Strengthen external collaboration by establishing and continuing partnerships with American Indian communities, school districts, and other agencies
Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona.