CNMI Public School System – N. Mariana Islands, Saipan

Location: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Grants Awarded: Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)

The project goal is to improve Chamorro and Carolinian students’ knowledge and understanding of their languages and cultures so they can participate in rich oral conversations, understand the culture, and enjoy the cultural protective factors as a result. A published curriculum and language assessment will be developed and piloted in language immersion classes with at least 500 hours of instruction for 50 school-age students.