Want to join us in making a difference? Spirit of the Sun works in partnership with urban Native American communities and reservations to boost the resiliency of Native American people, particularly youth and young adults. All funds go directly to our Native American youth! The program we are focusing on for this campaign is our Indigenous Youth Arts and Culture program where we host local native artists who have a passion to share their expert art skills and inter-generational knowledge. The idea of the Indigenous Arts and Culture (IYAC) Program was created with the goal of bridging the cross-sections of cultural preservation, entrepreneurship, and empowerment. Any donation helps us continue our programs and add new workshops that our youth would like to see!
Spirit of the Sun’s short-term goals include:
-Increasing the number of project participants in each workshop.
-Increasing participants empowerment and leadership skills.
-Introducing health and wellness initiatives to youth.
Spirit of the Sun's long-term goals include:
-Facilitating the reduction of risk-taking/self-harming/suicidal behaviors among youth and young adults.
-Youth passing on skills and wisdom gained through programs to friends, family, and community inspiring and educating others.
-Helping boost the resiliency of Native American and Indigenous people, especially youth and young adults.
* $50 guarantees that one youth will be fully funded to attend our art and culture program and provided the appropriate supplies through an 8 week session series *