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  • ZuniYouthEnrichmentProject(ZYEP)

    AnnualReport

    20122013

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    TheZuniYouthEnrichmentProject(ZYEP)isanindependent501(c)3nonprofitdedicatedtoimprovingthehealthofZuniyouth.

    OurMission:

    TopromotethedevelopmentofhealthylifestylesandselfesteemamongZunikidsbyprovidingthemwithopportuni estopar cipateinempoweringandenrichingac vi esthatwillencouragethemtogrowintostrongandhealthyadultswhoareconnectedwithZunitradi ons.

    Mission

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    ContactUs

    Execu veDirectorTomFaber,[email protected]

    5057827301DirectorofDevelopmentValWangler,[email protected][email protected]@zyep.org5057822184

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    Contents

    OurHistory

    OurFight...

    OurPrograms

    SummerCamp...

    DYMESA.

    SportsLeagues

    CommunityHealth..

    YouthinAgriculture.

    CapacityBuilding

    OurBoard..

    OurPartners.

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    OurHistory

    Whatareyoudoingthissummer?Duringtheircheckups,Dr.TomFaber,ZYEPsExecu veDirectorwouldo enaskhisyoungpa entsthisques on.Nothing,wasthecommonreplywhichleadDr.Fabertothebeliefthatprovidingengagingopportuni esforZuniyouthwaskeytoahealthierfuture.

    Fromthispoint,agroupofconcernedcommunitymembersunitedbehindthemissionofpromo nghealththroughenrichingac vi esandculturalconnectedness.Sincethisini alideain2008,ZYEPhasquicklybecomealocalleaderinempoweringZuniyouthtoreachtheirdreams.In2013,morethan300youthpar cipatedinZYEPac vi esandwelookforwardtoexpanding!

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    OurFight

    Zuniyouthbenefitgreatlyfromgrowingupinabeau fulnaturallandscapewithcloseknitfamilyunitsandoneofthemostintactNa velanguageandculturesystemsintheUS.Zuniyouthalsofacesignificantchallengestogrowinguphealthyincluding:

    Morethan1/2ofZunichildrenareoverweightorobese

    ThediabetesrateinZuniisover3 mesthena onalaverageanddiabetesdeathrate6mesthena onalaverage

    40%ofZunifamilieslivebelowthefederalpovertyline

    Substanceabuse,depression,andsuicideratesamongyouthremainhigh

    ZYEPworkshardtoreversethesetrendsandtoempoweranewgenera onofyoungZunisleaderstoimprovethehealthofthe

    community.

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    OurPrograms

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    DYMESA

    BasedontheCASCarreramodelofadolescentpregnancypreven on,theDYMESAprogramaimstohelpyouthenvisionasuccessfulfuturewherehighriskbehaviorshavenoplace.Zunimiddleschoolagedyouthpar cipatein: 2+hoursofa erschool

    programmingdaily Weekend,summer,and

    schoolbreaktrips,serviceprojects,andmore

    TheDYMESAProgramengagesin7differentcomponents:Educa on homeworkhelpandhands onproblembasedlearningSelfExpression studentsgainselfesteem andexpresstheircrea vity whilelearningZunipo ery, pain ng,photography, andmoreLife meIndividualSports youthexploresportslike biking,tennis,androck climbingthatwillsupport lifelongfitnessJobsClub par cipantslearnaboutthe worldofworkbyopeninga bankaccount,earninga s pend,andpar cipa ngin communityserviceanden trepreneurialac vi esFamilyLife/SexEd studentslearnaboutsafe rela onshipsandavoiding highriskbehaviorMentalHealth/PowerGroup youthlearntheskillsfora life meofmentalwellnessMedical/Dental par cipantsreceivemedi calanddentalcare,estab lisharela onshipwitha medicalprovider,andlearn howtostayhealthy

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    LanguageArts Math SocialStudies Science7.8 31.8 12.2 7.9

    Studentsregularlya endingtheDYMESAprogramshowedmarkedimprovementintheirgradesfromthefirsttofourthquartersoftheprogramsfirstyear.Studentsgradesimprovedonaveragebythefollowingnumberofpoints:

    ParentsagreeDYMESAworks!Parentalfeedbackincludes:[Child]islessangry,talksmore.Hisa tudetowardschoolisimproved.Thankfulourchildhasasafeenvironmenta erschoolwithac vi estokeephimfocused.[Child]hasgainedinterestandbecomeaselfmo vator.[Child]isinspiredandeagertoputforthefforttowardhisschoolwork.Thankyou,staff,forbeingtheirforourchildren!

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    SummerCamp

    SinceZYEPsfirstSummerCampin2009,ZunichildrenlookforwardtoSummerCampallyearlong.Summer2013markedthe5thannualSummerCampand65childrenspentthesummerexploringtheoutdoors,beingphysicallyac ve,plan ngandtendingthecampgarden,learningtradi onalZuniartslikedanceandpo ery,whilemakingandhavingagreatme!

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    Fromtheparents:Thiscampisveryhelpfulforthekidsduringthesummer.Itkeepsthemhealthy&mo vatedtotrynewthings.Itwasgoodformydaughtertogetoutofthehouseanddofun,educa onalac vies.Shelookedforwardtogoingtocamp

    eachday.Zunihasveryli lerecrea onwhenitcomestosummerespeciallywhenparentsworkanddonthavemoneyforvaca ons.CampisthebestforZunichildrenwhowishtopar cipate!Learnedalotaboutfriendship,socializing,andselfconfidence.

    Preandpostevalua onsshowcampers: Decreaseweight/BMI Improvelevelsofhomephysical

    ac vity Decreasesodaconsump on

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    TeenLeadership

    ZYEPbelievesempoweringthenextgenera onofZunileadersisessen altoahealthyfuture.ZYEPsSummerCampCounselorprogramexemplifiesthiscommitmentbysuppor ngteensastheymentoryoungercommunitymembersthroughtheSummerCampexperience.FromCollegeNighttotheDYMESAprogramtutorstoteencocoachesinoursportsleagues,ZYEPseeksoutopportuni estohelpyoungZunisdevelopleadershipskillsandacommitmenttoservice.

    ZYEPSummerCampCounselorprogramsupportsgrowthandleadershipdevelopmentof17Zuniteensperyear: Theopportunitytomen

    torZuniyouth NewHopeProgram Leadershipretreats Apaidsummerjob

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    CampCounselorevalua onsshow: Sta s callysignificantimprove

    mentsin IfIworkhard,IknowIcan

    doanythingwithmylife IamsureIwillgraduate

    collegea erhighschool Strongtrendstowardimprove

    mentinselfesteemandsupportsystems

    Counselorsreportconfidenceintheposi veimpacttheyhaveinthelivesofcampers

    Throughanintensiveseleconprocessprovidingexperi

    enceinjobapplica onsandinterviews,counselorsarechosento: Serveasrolemodelsfor

    campers Ensureemo onaland

    physicalsafetyofcampers Provideweeklywri en

    feedbacktoparents Setupandcleanupall

    campac vi es

  • SportsLeagues

    FromtwosoccerteamsplayingintheGallupleagueafewshortyearsago,ZYEPSportsLeagueshavetakenoff!SportsLeaguesgiveZuniyouththeopportunitytobeac veandstayfitwhilelearningteamworkanddevelopingselfesteem.

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    Forthespringof2013,morethan135youthaged511playedon12basketballteamsprac cingtwiceweeklyandplayingweeklygames.

    Thefall2013soccerseasoninvolvedmorethan110youthandincludednutri onteachingandlearningabouttheWorldCupcountryassignedtoeachteam.

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    CommunityHealth

    TheZYEPCommunityTransforma onprogramworkstocreateahealthierZunithroughenvironmentalandsystemschanges.Afewofourinia vesarehighlighted

    here.

    ZuniTrailsZYEPisworkingwithTribalprogramstomarkpopularfitnesstrailstoallowrunners,hikers,walkers,andbikerstoknowhowfartheyvetraveled.Trailsincludeinspira onalphrasesinZunitomo vateuserstocon nuethequestforgoodhealth.

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    FoodSystemsWorkingwithcommunitybusinessesZYEPalsostrivestoimprovecommunityfoodop onsincludingworkingwiththelocalgrocertolabelhealthychoicesandthelocalrestauranttomakemorehealthychoicesavailableonthemenu.

    FoodSystemsZYEPpartneredwiththeZuniIHShospitaltocreateademonstra ongardentoremindthecommunityabouttheabundanceoffreshproducethatcanbegrownrightinourownbackyards!

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    YouthinAgriculture

    SummerCampGardenTheZYEPSummerCampGarden,atradi onalZuniwafflegarden,isamainstayoftheSummerCampprogramandahandsonnutri onlearninglab.Thankstothehelpofcommunitypartners,theCampGardenisalsoagreatwaytolearnaboutZuniagriculturaltradions.

    ZYEPbelievesthatreconnec ngZuniyouthwithtradi onalagriculturetechniquesisagreatwaytopromotebothhealthyea ngandculturalconnectedness.Welookforwardtoexpandingouryouthinagricultureopportuni essoon!

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    Inaddi ontotheCampGardenattheTwinBu esHighSchoolcampus,ZYEPcreatedandassistswithgardensatbothlocalZPSDelementaryschoolsandhopestoexpandtomorecampusessoon.

    Atharvest me,DYMESAstudentsrunasmallFarmersMarkethelpingtomakethecommunitygardensproduceavailabletothelargercommunity.

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    CapacityBuilding

    ZYEPbelievesinlookingforwardandworkingtobestmeettheneedsofthecommunity.Tothisend,ZYEPiscurrentlyengaginginextensivestafftraining,capacitybuilding,andstrategicplanning,withagoalofconnuallyimprovingthe

    qualityofourprogramsandnumberofopportuniesavailabletoZuni

    youth.Wedloveyourfeedback!

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    SustainabilityZYEPalsobelievesthatexcellenceinprogramevalua oniskeytoongoingprogramsupportandtothisendallprogramsarecarefullyevaluatedforcommunityfitandoutcomes.Wedlovetosharemore!

    SustainabilityZYEPdependsonthegenerosityandcollabora onofourfunders,donors,communitypartners,parentsandyoungpar cipants.Webelievethatcon nuingtogrowtheserela onshipsisessen alandpayclosea en ontothefeedbackwereceivefrompar cipants,parentsandtheZunicommunity.

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    OurBoard

    ZYEPBoardofDirectors

    KateFaber,ARNPPresident

    NursePrac oner,ZuniIHS

    MarnellaKukateYepaVicePresident

    Director,ZuniTeenHealthCenter

    CarrieGashytewaSecretary

    Occupa onalTherapist,ZuniIHS

    DarlynnPanteahTreasurer

    CEO,PanteahandAssociates

    ValoryWangler,MDZuniIHS

    CordeliaHooee

    Director,ZuniPublicLibrary

    CarolineUkes neZPSD

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    OurPartners

    PartnersInclude:ZuniTribalGovernmentZuniPublicSchoolDistrict

    ZuniComprehensiveCommunityHealthCenterZuniTeenHealthCenter

    A:shiwiA:wanMuseumandHeritageCenterZuniDepartmentofNaturalResources

    HealthyLifestyles/SchoolHealthyLifestylesZuniWellnessCenter

    ZuniChris anMissionSchoolSt.AnthonysIndianSchool

    ZuniSeniorCenterKSHIRadio

    ElMorroAreaArtsCouncilHalonaPlaza

    ChuChusRestaurantandmanymore

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    Elahkwa