A. We are looking to help sponsor community programs that align with our mission, vison, priorities, & goals:
Our Mission To improving the quality of life for tribal youth who are residing on the settlement and in surrounding communities by providing programs and activities that support our culture.
Our Vision We envision a future where all Meskwaki youth will use there Meskwaki Culture and knowledge to help them survive and triumph by making positive life choices as they grow.
Our Priorities Meskwaki Youth Development Program has created the five pillars of success model:
Employment, Mentorship, Leadership, & Education
Activities & Services
Culture, Language, History, & Spirituality
Health, Wellness, Sports, Parks & Recreation
Financial Sustainability & Stability
Expose: Increase Meskwaki youth to various cultural and non-cultural activities such as music, art, STEM, afterschool programs, and physical and mental wellness based programs.
Experience: Increasing the youth’s experiences by regularly scheduled hands on activities, short term projects, cultural games, puzzles, Meskwaki language vocabulary, educational field trips, and technology projects.
Engage: Increase the youth’s engagement by regularly scheduled activities that are youth lead and directed, curriculum based activities that are more complex, and mentorship lead programs.
Enrich: Enrich the youth’s experiences through career explorations, internships, partners, site visits, and additional resources.
Expand: Expand our programs, partnerships, youth lead problem solving projects, and facilities.
Q. What does a sponsorships look like? A. In the past MYDP sponsored Sport Teams (Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, & Softball) Events (Easter, Christmas, & Living healthy lifestyle etc...) and the items requested help with are:
Q. I know your program offers scholarships so what is the difference between a Sponsorship and Scholarship?
A. A Scholarship is designed to help our Meskwaki Children with funding for 1 particular Sport or Activity like Dance, Gymnastics, NAVAL STEM Academy, Music, etc... A Sponsorship is for a group of Children (5 or more) all participating in 1 Event together such as a Traveling sports team like Softball or basketball, Easter Egg hunt, Motivational speaker, Family run/walk, etc...
Interested in being sponsored by our program? Please fill out the Sponsorship form we will contact you soon!