Being physically active is a Zuni tradition we honor through all our programs and spaces. From the beginning, we envisioned an active Zuni Pueblo, where Zuni youth have ample opportunities to engage in fun and meaningful physical activities. Our menu of physical activities outlined below show our progress toward this vision.
ZYEP works closely with Zuni Public School District (ZPSD), our longstanding partner, to enhance the opportunities Zuni youth have to engage in physical activity before, during, and after the school day. With support from New Mexico’s Department of Health (NMDOH), ZYEP collaborates with the local elementary school to implement activities, provide resources, and place positive mentors in the school’s physical education classes for their 500+ students. Assessments of our in-school physical activity program show that we are helping students enjoy and apply more effort toward physical activity.