It's Connection before Correction
Learning to handle life challenges is reached by understanding connection before correction and sharing to educate.
Date: March 28, 2015
Place: The Evergreen State College, Longhouse Educational and Cultural Center, Olympia, WA
Time: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The purpose of this conference is to address and provide resources for the behavioral, cultural, health, psychological, social and spiritual needs of Native youth living in the Pacific Northwest.
This conference is community-centered, focusing on bringing together tribes, federal, local and State agencies, non-profits and businesses to make a collective positive impact on the lives of Native youth. Attendees will also learn practical skills in working with Native youth and successful strategies for building community engagement. There will also be specialized sessions addressing Native youth suicide and substance abuse.
Guest speakers will share a blend of evidence-based and cultural-based practices related to youth engagement, mentoring, and hands on activities. Topics that will be addressed include collaboration across community service sectors, youth engagement, mentoring, money management and financial skills building, and the significance of elders and ancestors in traditional teaching. The training is designed to disseminate effective culturally-based strategies to develop a “Community of Care” for Native youth.
- Mary K. Wakefield, HRSA Administrator
- Brad Owen, Keynote Speaker- Lieutenant Governor of Washington State
- Sharon Turner, HRSA Region X, Acting Regional Administrator
- David Dickinson, SAMHSA, Region X, Regional Administrator
- Dean Johnny, Executive Director of J & J Foundation Solutions
- Rita Andrews-Opening and Closing Tribal Ceremony
- Dave Burnett-Tribal Leader and Businessman
- Tammy Cooper-Woodrich-Nooksack traditional story teller, Violence Prevention Advocate
- Rudy Nix-Native boxer and Washington State Parole Officer with Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration
- Lara Okoloko-Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the Center for Advanced Recovery Solutions (CARES)
Contact: Gary Gant at email@example.com Phone: (206) 615-2318
Collaboration of Health Resources and Services Administration and J&J Solutions
Mark your Calendars:
October 25th, 2014,10-6 pm at 103 pine St., Oakville, WA.Come celebrate the Grand Opening of our new office space. Explore and experience what J & J programs are about! We will have apple cider pressing for cider squeezing. Check out our flyer.
Each year we experience an increase usage of our life skill building program services.
Historically we average 3,881 participants with the following range of ethnic ratio participants:
- 31.2 % Anglo
- 22.7% Multi Racial
- 19.9 % Native American
- 12.7 % Hispanic
- 10 % Asian American,
- 3.2% African American
Adding an office building to offer additional life skill building activities in a poverty stricken community-Strengthens ability to meet our service goal.
Increasing depth of services to families and individuals at no cost to them calls for our organization to rely heavily on creative volunteers and strategically spending of limited funds.
We have an increased need to cover:
- Daily nutritional snacks (fresh fruit and vegetables)
- Family tutoring ( k-12, AA degree, BA degree),
- Community helping projects (elders, single parents, disabled),
- Criminal background checks (volunteers, contracted, consultants, staff)
- Stipends, mileage reimbursement (guest speakers to youth and families)
- 8 month Family reunification costs (shopping exercise, laundry exercise, course material)
- Equipment for youth (Lacrosse, Canoeing, Boxing, Equine therapy, Bee Education programs)
- Maintenance/replacement of equipment
- Operational costs ( Liability, office supplies, building use costs)
Our youth (age5-17), young adults, families and communities are well worth the volunteer hour given or the $1 we receive.
For the year 2015 our annual budget is projected to be $262,993.48
Check your 2015 schedules and commit to volunteer your life skill knowledge. Whether it is volunteering for our organization to another charity-Help a human or an animal have a safe life.
We believe it is the only way to ensure “connection before correction” by “sharing to educate”
It is our communities-so it is up to us to resolve-one hour at a time, one $1 at a time.
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