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Family and Community Violence Prevention Program 2003-2006
Cooperative Agreement OMH Grantee - Nebraska

The overall goal of the Strengthening the Winnebago Nation: Building a Healthier Community project is to decrease the incidence of violence among at-risk 5th and 6th grade students who attend the Winnebago Public School.

Little Priest Tribal College
P.O. Box 270
Winnebago, NE 68071
Phone: (402) 878-2380
Fax: (402) 878-2355
Title: Strengthening the Winnebago Nation: Building a Healthier Community
Project Period: 08/01/03 - 07/31/06
FLC Director: Christine Burns
Target Group: Students 10-12/Grades 5-6


The overall goal of the Strengthening the Winnebago Nation: Building a Healthier Community project is to decrease the incidence of violence among at-risk 5th and 6th grade students who attend the Winnebago Public School. The program is designed to mentor and assist youth in making healthy life choices. Activities are conducted in-school and after school during the academic year for 45 participants. Programming is also offered on weekends and during the summer in coordination with the Whirling Thunder Wellness Center, the Winnebago Public Schools, Inter-tribal Bison Project, GEAR UP, Winnebago Historical Society, and Bi-Lingual/Title III Program. Participants receive assistance to improve their academic skills, enhance cognitive and critical thinking skills, and develop their sense of self-identity as well as their identity as a member of the Winnebago Tribe. Sessions include substance abuse prevention, job readiness, marketable skills for employment, positive cultural awareness development, participation in an in-school tutoring program, with special emphasis on math and spelling, and family bonding activities. Activities conducted in collaboration with the Whirling Thunder Wellness Center help to promote teamwork, cooperation, relaxation and good health. The three-week summer experience incorporates the components of the Bison Refuge Program into a day camp, overnight camping excursions, and outings to area attractions. The Bison Program provides activities that support the tribal language, culture, values, traditions and living in harmony with all things. Participants have the opportunity to apply mathematical, science and environmental concepts, and writing and research skills during the daily care of the tribal bison herd. Students from the College serve as tutors and mentors.



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