Tag Archives: Native youth
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.
This year, PWNA collaborated with legendary actor Wes Studi to grant two additional scholarships to Native American students from his home state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The rate of suicide among American Indians/Alaskan Natives aged 15-34 is 2.5 times higher than the national average.
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 […]
We have written recently about NRC’s work with Native communities around the holidays. Now that tens of thousands of Christmas stockings and holiday meals have placed, we are taking a breather to reflect on what has been accomplished and learned in 2014. We are pleased and humbled that hundreds of partner agencies on reservations asked […]