Braided Journeys

Austin O’Brien has a full-time Braided Journeys Graduation Coach who implements the Braided Journeys Program, assisting in the success of students by cultivating a caring, welcoming, and positive place where Indigenous students see themselves, their contributions, and their culture represented, respected, and celebrated. Braided Journeys provides the following supports and services:


• Assistance with course selection, time management, and study skills

• Access to tutoring and exam preparation

• Support with post-secondary and scholarship applications


• Access to Elders and Knowledge Keepers

• Opportunities to connect and build community connections


• Social justice initiatives including school-wide campaigns and community volunteering


• Career exploration, career speakers, post-secondary campus tours, scholarship applications and job shadowing

• Resume writing, jobs searches, and job shadowing

• Career days hosted by industry partners including health, law, business, and trades


• Focused Transition to Ten program to prepare students academically and socially for the new high school environment