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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.
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.
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.
For 2018, families will spend an average $684.79 on school supplies, backpacks, clothing and other back to school items for each child. The realization of this expense for even one student makes the school supplies provided by PWNA and its American Indian Education Fund (AIEF) program all the more imperative for children on the reservations.
Local news outlets 3TV AZ Family and ABC 15 recently visited the Phoenix distribution center to learn how PWNA is helping Native American communities.
In 2015, Partnership With Native Americans addressed critical supply needs in underserved tribal communities and enhanced community-led initiatives focused on nutrition and health, youth development and emergency preparedness. To read more about out work, take a look at the full annual report.
Memorial Day weekend is often considered the unofficial start to summer and now that it’s behind us, summer break is on the minds of many children – and their parents! Summer may call for some rest and relaxation, but maintaining some aspects of the school day is just as important to keep young minds learning […]
“Let us put our minds together to see what we can build for our children,” urged Chief Sitting Bull. It is a common goal of parents – to provide a ‘better’ life for their children, with less hardship and more opportunity. Unfortunately, Native American youth face many obstacles to realize success in our modern society, […]
Having the proper school supplies equips all students with the necessary confidence to succeed and embrace education. PWNA provides different supplies for each grade level…