by Tony Brave, Native American Outreach Coordinator
Native American Programs at WSU is proud to announce our annual Native Youth Exploring Higher Education (NY’EHE) summer camp, from July 15-19, 2019. NY’EHE is a summer camp for Native American high school students interested in exploring opportunities in higher education. Up to thirty Native American students entering ninth and tenth grade in the fall of 2019 will be selected to attend the five-day camp held on the WSU Pullman campus.
The camp is free for participants, and our goal is to get them excited about higher education early in their educational career, as well as to stimulate an interest in professions they can take back to their communities. Throughout the five-day camp, we will be examining topics of interest to today’s Tribal nations such as health, cultural preservation, resource management, Tribal sovereignty and economic development. The students will form mock tribal councils, and through hands-on workshops will explore how higher education can serve their nations. Some workshops we are hoping to provide will focus on the topics of Food Sovereignty, Bow-Making, Sports Science, Podcast Making, Mural Painting, Videogame Making and other cultural activities.
Students also will gain the experience of living in a college environment, including staying 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. This camp is made possible by support from the Bonneville Power Administration and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.
The deadline to apply is June 15th, 2019!
Camp information is available at native.wsu.edu/nyehe.
Questions? Contact: 509-335-6718, or firstname.lastname@example.org.