Empowering Lakota Children living on the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. LEARN. CARE. ENGAGE.
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We EMPOWER youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, home to the Oglala Lakota tribe.
WHY YOU should CARE about this CAUSE:
- Mail is not delivered to residences;
- Internet access is not affordable by many;
- Clean water is not avaialble to many;
- Indoor plumbing is not available to many - families share outhouses;
- Drop out rates are as high as 70%;
- Suicides, diabetes and alcoholism are epidemics;
- Pine Ridge is a community located in the USA -- the richest nation in the world.
WHAT WE HAVE DONE/DELIVERED TO THE RESERVATION
- We run Youth Summits, with the help of our Youth Advisory Board, a goup of motivated teens in the community. Summits unite youth who want to improve their communities continue in education and inspire change;
- An annual Writing and Art Challenge that encourages literacy and helps youth use their voices to be heard and to inspire change;
- We've delivered over $300,000 in essential supplies for children, families and schools;
- With the help of our Youth Board, we run Annual children's Holiday Parties;
- We've delivered over 18,000 books to schools and community groups;
- We provide music and art equipment to schools;
- We support a girl's math and culture camp;
- We provide schools with proper running shoes and sports equipment so their chidlren can participate in sports.
- Our Youth Board members earned FOUR national awards in 2013-14
Your money will allow us to further develop programs, to reach a greater audience and to meet the needs of children and the community in new ways.
PLEASE TAKE ACTION: SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR LAKOTA CHILDREN! Every small contribution adds up!
Lakota Children's Enrichment, Inc., formerly known as Lakota Pine Ridge Children's Enrichment Project, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
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