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. […]

Meet Jordan!

My name is Jordan. I am 9 years old, and I’m in the fourth grade at Zuni Christian Mission School in Zuni, New Mexico. I’ve attended ZYEP’s Summer Camp three […]

Shelley

The Pueblo of Zuni is filled with people who seek to share their knowledge with the community’s precious youth. The next generation will carry on Zuni culture and traditions, so […]

Vicenti Family

When Kaleia Vicenti attended ZYEP’s first Summer Camp in 2009, she was just 7 years old. She didn’t know what to expect; her family didn’t either. They couldn’t have imagined […]