Tara

As a child growing up in Gallup, New Mexico, Tara Wolfe had myriad interests, but with a few twists and turns, those interests eventually would converge in the nearby Pueblo […]

Tre’

When Tre’ Riley was growing up in the Pueblo of Zuni, New Mexico, his little brother attended the Zuni Youth Enrichment Project’s Summer Camp. It was the first time Tre’ […]

Cassandra

Art has always been part of Cassandra Tsalate’s life. As a child, while her brothers pursued their own interests, she decided to try her hand at drawing. Then she started […]

Tahlia

Circles are important symbols. They can represent many things for Native communities, and at ZYEP they take on particular power when we see our children grow into healthy, thriving members […]

Liam

In 2009, a young boy in the Pueblo of Zuni heard about the new Zuni Youth Enrichment Project. He thought its inaugural Summer Camp program sounded exciting and fun, and […]

Elroy & Kandis

For Elroy Natachu Jr. and Kandis Quam, the decision to join the Zuni Youth Enrichment Project this year was not a difficult one to make. The 31-year-old cousins, born just […]

Chant

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 […]

Meet Benjamin!

Hello! My name is Benjamin. I’m 7 years old, and I’m in second grade at Shiwi Ts’ana Elementary School. When I was 4, I started ZYEP soccer. Then I did […]

Meet Kaleb!

My name is Kaleb. I’m 11 years old, and I participate in all of ZYEP’s Youth Sport programs. I played in the soccer and flag football leagues this fall. I […]

Meet Sewa!

My name is Sewa and I am 16 years old. I joined ZYEP’s annual Delapna:we Oral History Theater Project when I was 13 years old. This winter’s performance will be my fourth. […]