Enrichment Programs for InterTribal Youth ages 12-18 and college-age internships.
Native Like Water supports the 16-year history of InterTribal Youth/ Young Native Scholars' educational non-profit social service for youth and indigenous nations. Curriculum and enrichment programs have a cultural base in science, arts and wellness.
InteTribal Youth (ITY) serves ages 12-18 youth whom are considered "pre-college age" and at the highest risk (read: state of emergency). Over the past 16 years, 1,000s of youth have been enriched locally, nationally, and internationally during residential programming and community learning. Elders, professionals, leaders, and college-age mentors are recruited as support staff.
"An experience of a lifetime", has been the most quoted participant testimonial. We tap the potential and stoke the spirit of all the youth we service. #nativelikewater #intertribalyouth
InterTribal Youth Big Island Hawaii June 17-25, 2018 For Youth (12-18) and Adult Youth Teachers/Mentors A holistic approach to education is to "Indigenize Education" which includes Cultural Identity. Hawaiian programs are leading the way in Cultural-based curriculum which has proven very helpful in western academic success. Recent studies show students exceling in tests (government school test) in the upper grade levels when Teachers "teach to the spirit, ancient knowledge, and not teach simply to the test." Join us on this beautiful island as we are hands on in the kingdom of paradise. Traditional relation of Land, Ocean, and sky environments to be seen and felt.
Indigenous Science, Art & Culture Educational Exchange
Panama, Central America: August: 4-10, 2018
Open to students and educators of all subjects, levels and age. Inter-generational, small group, informal, no-pressure, learning. Visit Rainforests, the Panama Canal, renowned Bio-Museum, Atlantic Caribbean and Pacific Oceans. Share and visit with the Indigenous Nations of Guna Yala, Embera and Nogbe peoples. InterTribal Youth has collaborated with indigenous people in Panama for over 10 years.
InterTribal Youth / Young Native Scholars Summer Enrichment Residential (17th Annual).
San Diego, California. July 15-27, 2018
Our flagship youth and educational enrichment program held at the University of California, San Diego and local reservations. Youth receive a perfect balance of adventure, academics, culture, wellness and leadership. Youth experience university dorm-life and engaging, interactive curriculum. Open to ages 12-18 years old. This year we plan to Celebrate our 17th anniversary.
2018 National UNITY San Diego and Whitehouse Washington D.C. Visit 2015
An exciting 2015 summer in Washington D.C. and meetings with First Lady Michelle Obama, Young National Leaders, and an invitation by Minister Louis Farrakhan to unify the African American, Latino and Native American community for justice.
Hawaiian Kingdom Youth Maritime and Music Exchange 2015 Report
Youth Enrichment Programs, Collaborations, Community Clinics, Leadership Programs. Kick off of "Native Like Water" Programming and Leadership.
Nor Cal 11 Annual InterTribal Youth Educational Tour from UC Berkeley, to Humboldt State, Ohlone, Alcatraz, Wiyot, Yurok, and Hoopa August 2017 An educational gathering amongst the giants, river and ocean coasts of the real Nor Cal. From the bay and beyond. California with all its diversity, is cradled by the trees and stories of our past, present and future.