Tag Archives: Native youth

PWNA’s Annual Backpack Drive: You Can Make All The Difference

The Backpack Drive is running through Sept. 30… hope is to equip more than 15,000 Native American students with backpacks and essentials as they head back to school this year.

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Celebrating Billy Mills, Native Athlete and Advocate

Billy Mills became the first Native American to win the Olympic Gold Medal for the 10,000-meter run in 1964… on March 6, South Dakota Celebrates Billy Mills Day to recognize his achievements.

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Native American Undergraduate Students Awarded ‘Wes Studi AIEF Scholarship’

This year, PWNA collaborated with legendary actor Wes Studi to grant two additional scholarships to Native American students from his home state.

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Despite Classroom Uncertainties, School Supplies are Critical

It’s the question on every parent’s mind – when and how is my child going back to school? …And while the immediate plan is unclear, one thing is certain: education for every child is critical.

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Strengthening Native American Youth in Arizona

PWNA hosted the sixth annual Native Youth Know (NYK) Forum, a special initiative for young people… more than 140 Native American youth came to the Capitol to voice their concerns, challenges and opportunities to make changes in their communities.

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2019 Backpack Drive – Tackling the Social Inequities Faced by Native American Students

As part of our annual Backpack Drive, we hope to equip more than 20,000 Native American students with the school supplies they need to feel confident in the classroom.

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Going Above and Beyond: How Teachers Help Equip Native Youth for Success

Amanda, a certified K-12 school counselor on the Pine Ridge Reservation knows firsthand that providing school supplies to students, such as those provided by PWNA, not only reduces stress for her students’ families but also for teaching staff.

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Acts of Kindness That Impact Life on the Reservation

Look at ways we can inspire acts of kindness in others, and how those acts of kindness can also benefit the Native American reservations we serve.

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Honoring Native Youth: Preventing Youth Suicide

The rate of suicide among American Indians/Alaskan Natives aged 15-34 is 2.5 times higher than the national average.

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Native Youth Know How to Improve Public Health & Safety

Today at Arizona’s Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day, five talented and energized youth groups are presenting how they are going to make their communities safer and healthier. With the “Native Youth Know” partnership standing behind them, the five youth groups will receive the funding and support to make that possible. The Native Youth Know […]

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