When 24-year-old Dylan Solomon first started working with the Zuni Youth Enrichment Project, he had no idea it would lead him to his passion — and light the way toward his future. In 2015, he had just graduated from high school, and he applied to be a ZYEP Summer Camp counselor.
“I saw it as something to do before college,” recalls Dylan, who was born and raised in Zuni. “It would take up my time, and I could earn some money.”
One Summer Camp turned into several. This year, Dylan commemorated his sixth summer with ZYEP, and he served as lead counselor and lead food sovereignty specialist.