Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a state-wide system that serves adults who are working towards a high school credential, learning English, improving basic skills such as literacy and math, and/or preparing for post-secondary education or employment.

The mission of ABE in Minnesota is to provide adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve the literacy skills needed to become self-sufficient and to participate effectively as productive workers, family members, and citizens.


The ABE 5-year narrative is designed to give existing ABE consortia and new or reorganized applicants for ABE funding an opportunity to review and describe program results, successes, organizational structure, adherence to state/federal requirements, and future plans. Once submitted, the narrative is reviewed and evaluated in order to make decisions about new or continuing multi-year program approval for funding. The 5-year narrative process is based on requirements outlined in Minnesota State Statute 124D.52, subd. 2.

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe ABE 5-Year Narrative was written during Spring of 2023 as a new Adult Basic Education Consortium.

Section 1: Overview

Section 2: Accountability

Section 3: Professional Development and Training

Section 4: Educational Quality

Section 5: Integration and Collaboration

Section 6: Program Resources

Section 7: Successes and Challenges

Section 8: Annual Grant Applications

Section 9: Additional Required Information for New Programs

A pdf of the complete narrative can be downloaded here.

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

Karen Pagnac, Training Manager

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Aanjibimaadizing

43408 Oodena Drive, Onamia, MN 56359