Native American Summer Program
STRIVE - "Summer Training to Revive Indigenous Vision and Empowerment"
STRIVE is a Summer Academic Program for Native American High School Students from Madras, Redmond and Prineville High Schools. This year the camp was funded by COCC and the College Access Challenge Grant. Twenty-one students participated in STRIVE and had a fantastic fun-filled week of learning and laughter. Our guest teachers this year were Mosley Watta- Hip Hop Artist, Jefferson Greene -Warm Springs Canoe Family and Gina Ricketts-Native American Program Coordinator from COCC.
The week began with students traveling to the Warm Springs Reservation and participating in the the HeHe Longhouse Tradition, a centuries old tradition of giving thanks to the Creator for the berries and roots that have sustained the Columbia Plateau people for thousands of years. Students enjoyed a day with Wanderlust Tours as they navigated through a Eco-Challenge Scavenger Hunt at China Hat Recreation Area. We ended the week with the Canoe from Warm Springs up at Elk Lake enjoying the sun and swimming.
Dates for next year's STRIVE are August 11-17 so take a look at the video below for a reason to come!
Questions? Call Gina Ricketts/COCC at 541-318-3782