For Native American children living in poverty, opportunities are few and far between.
Native American students in South Dakota graduate high school in four years at a rate of 45%. Yet, students at St. Joseph’s Indian School are pursuing their dreams and beating those odds. Students enrolled at St. Joseph’s graduate at a rate of 96%.
St. Joseph’s provides Native American children with the best chance to dream and succeed at becoming a nurse, honoring their culture, learning to play music, and so much more.
Air St. Joseph’s new PSA today to show how St. Joseph’s has Native American students saying, ‘I Can Dream’.
For Native American children living in poverty, the holidays can look a lot different. While many gather around a table filled with a hot holiday meal and go to bed warm and full, there are many who face the holidays with little to celebrate or look forward to.
But for the students who spend much of their time at St. Joseph’s Indian School, the holidays are a time to celebrate, see wishes come true, and continue growing towards a brighter future.
This holiday season, air St. Joseph’s new PSA, “Holiday Wishes” to put their dreams and wishes within reach.
Native American children get their best chance to succeed in life at St. Joseph’s Indian School. St. Joseph’s provides a safe place to learn, grow and thrive. Not only does the school provide an exceptional education, but they also provide a holistic approach to their students’ care, including programs focusing on safety, wellbeing and mental and physical health – all at no cost to families.
Within South Dakota, Native American students are graduating at a rate of only 53%. However, at St. Joseph’s, students are beating the odds. Those enrolled at St. Joseph’s Indian School graduate at a rate of 96%. From here the opportunities to shine continue. Some graduates pursue higher education, healthcare, the military and more.
This is because St. Joseph’s Indian School is more than a school.
Founded in 1927, St. Joseph’s Indian School partners with Native American children and families to educate for life — mind, body, heart and spirit. Our mission-driven organization educates and provides a loving home for approximately 200 Lakota (Sioux) children each year. Through our vast outreach programs, St. Joseph’s also serves families living in the extreme poverty of South Dakota’s nine reservations. For more information, visit https://www.stjo.org/
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