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Golden Eagles Program

Youth programming focused on Native culture and traditions

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The Ginew / Golden Eagles program enhances the resiliency of American Indian youth through curricula, activities, and fieldtrips focusing on culture; healthy lifestyles; academic success; workforce readiness; leadership; and relationships with caring adults.



    Priority is given to American Indian youth ages 5-18. Youth who do not identify as American Indian are welcome to participate in our American Indian culturally focused programs.


  • Group programming twice per week for each youth—content varies week to week.
  • Tutoring with program staff and student volunteers from area colleges and universities, encouraging comprehension and completion of homework.
  • One-on-one academic support, including goal setting, advocacy, etc.
  • Youth intervention services for program participants needing specialized assistance with overcoming challenges they face with truancy, the judicial system, chemical dependency, etc.
  • Meal provided at programming.
  • Transportation to and from program as needed (limited capacity).


  • Youth ages 5 to 11 meet Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Youth ages 12-18 meet on Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • One-on-one academic support and intervention services will vary and occur as needed.


  • Quarterly family nights
  • Youth recognition events
  • Other events vary by season


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Ashley Cook

Golden Eagles Program Coordinator
(612) 879-1772