In youth work, we often talk about the importance of positive role models in the lives of children. We also know that it can be difficult to fully understand the impact such a role model can have — until you hear a story that drives it home. Meet Chant Life.
When Chant was in elementary school, his family moved from Philadelphia to the Pueblo of Zuni, his mother’s community. He immediately engaged with his home, learning the language and life ways so he could, as he put it, “learn how to be a good Zuni person.”
He also wanted to pursue his passion for football. That, unfortunately, was a dream that seemed out of reach.