Established by the Department of Education in 2006, the San Manuel Learning Resource Center is committed to promoting the Serrano language and culture to our San Manuel Band of Mission Indians first, sharing the culture with students outside of the San Manuel Reservation, and establishing an academic awareness and understanding of the Serrano past, present, and future endeavors. In addition, the Department of Education is devoted to providing the Summer Academy, GED, tutoring, athletic programming, academic skills building workshops, career preparatory pathways, and cultural programming to all the members of the San Manuel Tribes.
The Tutoring Program provides tribal students various services to help them be successful in the classroom. Our elementary students receive services including: homework assistance, multi-subject tutoring, proofreading and essay writing, long and short-term project assistance, organizational skills, time management, computer/typing skills, note taking methods, educational games and activities, over 1,000 books for students to read, and incentive activities. For middle school and high school students these services consist of: homework assistance, senior notebook preparation, college and scholarship applications, GED study, SAT study, CAHSEE preparation, resume building, career development, organizational skills, time management, computer skills, research techniques, and much more.
Students, who participate in the Summer Academy, will take part in weekly themed activities focusing on contemporary Native American issues. Through guest speakers, experiential activities, field trips, and cultural programs, students will explore different themes and topics pertinent to Indigenous groups and tribal nations. Additionally, students will survey themes involving history, economic development, politics, sovereignty, cultural resource management, and different cultural practices. Serrano culture and language is emphasized throughout the duration of Summer Academy.