Introduction

Wisdom of the Elders is inviting Native American college-age students in the Portland area to serve as peer mentors for Discovering Yidong Xinag (“The Old Wisdom” in the Athabascan language). This Native American youth leadership initiative is designed to engage Native youth in environmental and climate studies through service learning by serving as peer mentors to middle school youth. They will have opportunities to learn about their local ecosystem, explore higher education in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) fields, and pursue STEAM career pathways. They will also learn how to produce a short video about a local environmental/climate issue.

* 1. Basic Information

* 3. Year you graduated high school/ received GED or expected year:

* 4. Commitment and ability feedback:

  Yes Yes, but with limitations No
Can you commit to attending weekend training sessions in April and May?
Can you commit to attending weekday training from June to August?
Are you available for Summer STEAM Science Camp sessions in June and July that includes a talking circle and feedback session at the close of each day’s camp?
Will you be available to complete a 5-min. video production during 1 week in August? And attend our community film screening where you and the teams will be honored in September 2016?
Are you willing to serve as a role model and be a good example to younger youth during all Summer STEAM Science Camp activities where they are participating?

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