Arts and Culture
The Zuni Youth Enrichment Project would like to thank you whole-heartedly for your support in 2018!
ZYEP is inviting the Zuni community to the grand opening of Ho’n A:wan Community Park at 13 Chimoni Drive on Saturday, September 29 from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm.
The event will kick off with a Family Fun walk at 12:30 pm. The starting point will be at the Zuni Fairgrounds and will end at the Ho’n A:wan Community Park. There is no pre-registration for this event. On-site registration will begin at 11:30 am at the Zuni Fairgrounds. The first 800 registered participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt.
ZYEP is excited to announce our Giving Tuesday fundraising campaign through the Newman's Own Foundation $500K Holiday Challenge!
By participating in Giving Tuesday and donating on the ZYEP page on Crowdrise, you can leverage a fundraising goal of $50,000 and more, helping us fund more programming opportunities available to the Zuni youth!
The holiday challenge will start on November 21st at 12:00 am EST and will end on January 3rd!
The A:wokya A:ts'umme (Strong Girls) Camp begin on July 10th. The 2 week camp was attended by 60 girls, ages 7-12 years. They were lead by the same counselors from the A:wottsi A:ts'umme Camp. The young ladies participated in the same activities from the previous boys camp. They had a physical activity class as well as archery, golf and yoga. Arts and crafts were created with recycled materials and a wood shop class was also taught.
The ZYEP A:wottsi A:ts'umme (Strong Boys) Summer camp kicked off on June 12th with a greeting by the staff, planting a community garden, and a visit to the Zuni Wellness center for a Zumba Session. The camp consisted of 60 boys, ages 7-12 years. The young boys were lead by young adult counselors, who were between the ages of 16-24 years. The boys participated in a variety of activities, archery, golf, and yoga, arts and crafts with recycled materials, and wood shop class. A physical activity class was led by a local teacher.
The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation launches new initiative encouraging Native children to drink more water and reduce their consumption of sugary-sweetened beverages (SSB) and promote breastfeeding. To support this work, NB3 Foundation has awarded $900,000 to nine tribes and Native-led organizations in the Southwest, Zuni Youth Enrichment Project being one of them. Thanks to an investment from the W.K.
ZYEP is excited to announce our selection for the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation Strengthening Community Knowledge Program. Through this funding, ZYEP has the opportunity to revisit and revise our organizational Strategic Plan, essential to guiding program development and directions.
ZYEP will engage in teambuilding and communications training, and build on our excellent staffing team to increase cohesiveness and staff development. Thanks to our partners at NB3 for this great opportunity!
ZYEP’s 2016 Summer Camp was another huge success with over 70 campers participating in the summer fun!