This seminar will show counselors, parents, principals, and grandparents how to help their students through the steps to a successful college education

January 22, 2015
Fiesta Henderson Hotel and Casino,
777 West Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson, Nevada,
phone (702) 567-7247, fax (702) 567-7409.
For reservations call 1-888-889-7770.
The Rooms are $45.18 per night, which includes tax. Use code RCICTD or mention Catching the Dream to get the special rate. Deadline: Call by December 16, 2014 to get the special rate and reserve a room.

Cost: $295 per person, $250 per person for four or more from the same organization. Click PayPal image to register:


  • Getting your high school students prepared for college
  • Locating outside funding sources
  • Preparing families for college
  • Helping students plan educational careers
  • Summer programs and how they can help your students
  • Information on various fields of study
  • Preparing high school students for college level courses—four years of math, English, computer literacy, science, writing, and foreign languages
  • Taking the ACT and SAT tests
  • How to apply successfully to colleges
  • Researching college information
  • How colleges choose students
  • Finding sources of student support—grants, loans, Self-help, work, savings, parents, and scholarships
  • How to prepare essays and summaries
  • Plus—How to find and win scholarships
  • Pricing college tuition costs
  • Choosing the right college
  • Leading by example: Successful Indian high schoolsTHE FACTS
    Only 17% of Indian high school graduates go on to college. This compares to 67% for the U. S. as a whole. Only 40% of Indian students who go to college attend four-year colleges: 60% enroll in two-year community colleges, compare to only 30% for the nation as a whole. Only a small fraction of Indian students attend Ivy League colleges.

PRESENTER: Dr. Dean Chavers is Director and founder of Catching the Dream, which has produced 848 Indian graduates since 1986. The completion rate for CTD students is 79%. He was the second Indian person to earn a doctorate degree from Stanford University. He is the past president of Bacone College and the leader who started Bacone to become a full four year college. He has served on boards and commissions with The College Board, the Association of American Colleges, the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, and the National Indian Education Association. He is the author of 27 books, including the forthcoming “The American Indian Dropout.”