HOPE Academic and Leadership Academy

In an effort to provide educational opportunities to Dakota students for higher education, members of the WDUA have collaborated with the Office of Inclusion and Diversity at Winona State University to recruit Dakota high school students for the HOPE Academic and Leadership Academy, which is a week long program at Winona State University to expose under served high school students to the college experience and different classes.

For additional information about Winona State University’s HOPE Academy go to HOPE Academy page on the Winona State University website. Alex Hines, who is the Director of HOPE Academy, serves on the Advisory Council of the Winona-Dakota Unity Alliance.

One story of a Dakota student who was inspired by the HOPE Academy and Leadership Academy can be found here