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Annual NY’EHE Youth Camp Going Online for Summer 2020

by Tony Brave, Native American Outreach Coordinator


We are going online! The Native Youth Exploring Higher Education (NY’EHE) summer camp will be held virtually this year, from July 13-24, 2020. This year we are opening the camp to all incoming Native American high school students for fall 2020. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of live sessions with college students and Tribal professionals and hands-on projects such as scavenger hunts, video game making, photography projects, solar panels building and more! We will have some live sessions between 1-3pm, but for convenience, many of the activities, projects and workshops will be available for the students to do from home at their own pace. » More …

Native Youth Sports Summit Scheduled for Feb 23

Save the date! On February 23rd , 2020, all sixth through twelfth-grade students are invited to WSU’s Native American Appreciation Basketball Game and Sports Summit!

Native American Programs and WSU Cougar Athletics are excited to bring Native middle and high school students to campus for the women’s WSU Vs USC game, followed by the Native Youth Sports Summit! Former Seahawk Mack Strong will be the keynote speaker at the Sports Summit. » More …

EXCEL Camp Builds Relations Between Native Youth and Higher Ed

The EXCEL students from 2018 take a fun group photo.
by Tony Brave, Native American Outreach Coordinator


Once again Exploring College Emerging Leaders (EXCEL) Camp will soon be underway! EXCEL is a weekend-long camp on WSU’s Pullman campus, designed for Native High School students, in junior and senior standing, to get connected with the opportunities and services available to them at WSU. Students will explore various fields of study, get to meet current Native students and staff (as well as other like-minded youth), join in on college-wide activities, and get all the hot tips on scholarship writing and the college application process.  It’s totally FREE for all students. All they have to do is apply online! » More …

Levi Horn Inspires at Sports Summit

Levi Horn with WSU Native Programs staff and students
by Faith Price, Assistant Director


Nearly 100 middle and high school students, parents, and chaperones traveled to Washington State University to attend the 6th annual Native Youth Sports Summit and Native American Appreciation Day basketball game on January 28. Attendees came from as far away as Nooksack, Lyle, Inchelium, Toppenish, Cusick, and Lapwai.

One of the highlights of this year’s Sports Summit was the opportunity to hear from Northern Cheyenne tribal member Levi Horn whose athletic career took him all the way to the NFL. Horn spent two years with the Chicago Bears, followed by a short stint with the Minnesota Vikings. Now he works for the Native Project in Spokane as a substance abuse counselor. » More …

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