NAYA Many Nations Academy Celebration
The NAYA Many Nations Academy Celebration honors our students, their achievements, and their bright futures ahead. We invite you to join us for a full week of celebration, as we share the Many Voices of the Many Nations Academy and raise essential funds to help our students thrive!
Ours is a vulnerable community, and in times of crisis Native Americans are often impacted disproportionately. Natives experience the highest rates of homelessness, poverty, and unemployment of all ethnic groups throughout the region. Native youth constitute 24% of all children in foster care in Multnomah County, and only 51% of Native high school students graduate on time.
Native youth are also over-represented in behavioral issues that lead to suspensions or expulsions and are often singled-out for cultural differences that are not respected in a mainstream curriculum. Education and work force readiness can break this cycle of poverty, elevating not just our youth, but their families and communities as well.
Your sponsorship is an investment in the future our Native youth. All funds raised through this campaign will benefit NAYA’s Many Nations Academy, ensuring that our students receive the educational opportunities that they deserve.
Use the form below to purchase your sponsorship package online. For questions or more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Development Director, Ann Takamoto at (503) 288-8177, ext. 206, or AnnT@nayapdx.org.
Click to see our 2021 Sponsor Benefits Brochure