March 2019

Nebo Title VI Native Clubs

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Photos by: Eileen Quintana, Natalie Billie and Shoshana Begay

Did you know that each Jr. High and High School in Nebo School District offers a Native Club? Native club is intended to create an environment where students can learn about American Indian contributions and culture, meet with other American Indian students, and work on arts and crafts together.

Native clubs meet monthly, and the day and time depend on which school you attend. Please check our calendar for more information. Any student who attends Nebo School District can attend Native Club. We encourage non-native students to join. 

Title VI Representatives are responsible for an assigned area within Nebo School District. Please reach out to your Title VI Representative for more information about your specific Native Club. Encourage your students to attend Native Club. Title VI Representatives often distribute activity information and scholarship opportunities out through Native Club.

Taylor Eddie- Dream Starter Recipient

A big congratulations to Taylor Eddie, who is an 11th grader in Nebo School District. She is a recipient of the 2019 Dream Starter Grant for the Running Strong Organization.

Each year Billy Mills, an American Indian Olympic Gold Medalist awards $10,000 to American Indian organizations and/or communities. Many American Indian apply for this grant with the hopes they will be able to incorporate their vision or dream into a specific American Indian organization or community. This year, Taylor Eddie's dream was selected by the Running Strong Organization.

Taylor's Dream for incorporating entrepreneurship into the Title VI Program:
"Taylor’s dream is to introduce students to agriculture as a business. She plans to expand her farm with gardens and animals, & teach youth in her community about animal husbandry, the basics of business management, and the importance of agriculture to Native communities."-Direct quote from the Running Strong Organization website.

Eileen Quintana, the Program Director for the Nebo Title VI Program said, "I am so proud of Taylor Eddie! She came up with an incredible dream of introducing students to raising livestock and starting a business in agriculture. This is the second Dreamstarter coming out of Nebo School District Indian Education, which is quite a feat since they only pick 10 Dream Starters across the nation in one year. This grant brings in $10,000 to Nebo Title VI Indian Education program to work with students in learning how to start a business. She will attend a Dreamstarter Academy in Washington DC, which will train her on entrepreneurship, public speaking and community networking. Taylor Eddie will have one year to complete her project."

Taylor Eddie exemplifies the qualities necessary to be a leader among her peers and is definitely a role model for other American Indian students in her school and community. The Title VI Staff and Parent Committee are excited to see what activities, field trips, and projects she integrates into the Nebo Title VI Program. Congrats, Taylor Eddie! And a huge thank you to Running Strong Organization for this wonderful opportunity to strengthen American Indian Organization like ours.

For more information about this organization please click here