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Community Wellness & Youth Prevention Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $500,000)

Yavapai-Apache Nation proposes to implement a new Tribal youth program. Because the Nation is in a rural area of central Arizona, activities for youth are limited. The only current program provides tutoring along with evening and weekend activities. This program has limited resources and cannot reach all youth on the five parcels of land and communities located there. This lack of resources has led to drug and alcohol use, and violence that has become a standard for the Nation's youth beginning as early as grade school. Funding will provide additional resources for the current program so all youth in need can be reached. The majority of funding will allow the Nation to subcontract with the local Youth Advocate Program. This is a national organization that provides services to youth through their wraparound program. The program will provide individual services to youth in need and support families in their time of need. Services include socialization skills, decision-making and preparing for the future, along with counseling and medical or family therapy. The wraparound program will further enhance the Nation's efforts to prevent and reduce youth delinquency and truancy by partnering with schools to help identify at-risk youth and provide services.

Date Created: September 27, 2023