by Autumn Jones
WSU Native American Programs is hosting the Native Youth Exploring Higher Education (NY’EHE) summer camp July 17-21. Forty Native American students entering ninth and tenth grade in the fall of 2017 will attend a five-day camp held on the WSU Pullman campus. This camp is made possible by support from the Bonneville Power Administration.
The camp is free for participants and the goal is to get them excited about higher education early in their high school career, as well as stimulate an interest in professions they can take back to their tribes. A variety of workshops will focus on hands-on activities designed to engage and stimulate camp participants in various fields. Students also will gain the experience of living in a college environment, including sleeping in a residence hall with a roommate, eating at the dining facilities, utilizing the student recreation center, and engaging with current WSU students who serve as camp staff.
Camp information is available at native.wsu.edu, 509-335-8618, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Native American Programs invites students to campus on April 21, 2017 to hear insider advice on playing college sports from successful Native athletes during the Native American Youth Sports Summit, followed by the WSU Cougar Baseball game.
A panel of WSU athletes will share their experiences in college athletics with Sports Summit participants and share the realities of playing sports at a collegiate level. All students attending the Native Youth Sports Summit will receive complimentary admission to the WSU vs. UW baseball game.
The event is open to students in grades 6-12. To assure that we have tickets for everyone, please pre-register for the Sports Summit online at native.wsu.edu/outreach/sportssummit.html.