A team for THE NATIONAL TONGAN AMERICAN SOCIETY INC
FRIENDS coming together to help many, one by one.
Often, when down, a person cannot lift oneself up. It takes kind hands of "friends" to help lift or pull one up. Sometimes systems, environment and other things out of ones' control can keep one down. This is when it takes many hands to help lift 'one' up. Pacific Islanders in Utah have a 24% high-school drop-out rate for various reasons that may not always be within ones control. To help make a difference, NTAS 'friends' have assisted to lift over 200 students to higher level by donating funds for scholarships and tutoring programs since 1996. Annually, NTAS give 3-5 scholarships to students who need assistance to achieve their dreams of going on to colleges and universities. Former scholarship recipients have gone on to earn various degrees including Masters and Doctorate degrees and have returned to give back to the community in various ways.
Strengthen Pacific Islander families by promoting health, education, civic engagement & culture.