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Oct 8, 2019

NAAF Newsletter Fall 2019

Summer Adventure Kids visiting Border Patrol!
Summer Adventure Kids visiting Border Patrol!

Dear Friends,

It's hard to believe, but fall is here, and school is back in session. That means that for the 9th consecutive year, NAAF will be providing the Academic After-School Program at two locations in GuVo District; GuVo Village, and Ali Chugk.

First, a quick recap of our GuVo Summer Adventure Program:

This year's SAP was a big hit! At full enrollment, 30 youth participated in our 6-week program this year.

 Highlights included:

Truck of Love Camp
Traditional Tohono O'odham arts & crafts
Gardening and Saguaro Fruit harvesting (bahidaj)
Outdoor recreation with HOPP, including water games, basketball, volleyball, and kickball
Field trips
Healthy meals and snacks served every day

These two programs combined serve 65 amazing kids from GuVo District. That means that those 65 kids will have access to quality educational services, healthy meals and snacks, STEM activities, drug & alcohol prevention, traditional Tohono O'odham arts & crafts, and O'odham language lessons!

This year, NAAF begins the first phase of its Language Program, which will ultimately document and preserve the O'odham language, as well as teaching lessons to youth and adults alike. We at NAAF are EXTREMELY excited about this project, as we know first hand how important it is to preserve and document this endangered language.

All of NAAF's wonderful success stories, programs, and events are possible thanks to your generous contributions, and we at NAAF thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Together we are bringing positive change to the GuVo District and Tohono O'odham Nation.

                                                Thank you so much!

NAAF
NAAF's New Language Program is Underway!
Grad Solutions Graduate! Congratulations!
Grad Solutions Graduate! Congratulations!
GED Grad! Way to Go!
GED Grad! Way to Go!
Our "Little Library" is very popular!
Our "Little Library" is very popular!
Sep 25, 2019

NAAF Newsletter - Fall 2019

Lets Learn O
Lets Learn O'odham!

Dear Friends,

It's hard to believe, but fall is nearly here, and school is back in session. That means that for the 9th consecutive year, NAAF will be providing the Academic After-School Program at two locations in GuVo District; GuVo Village, and Ali Chugk.

These two programs combined serve 65 amazing kids from GuVo District. That means that those 65 kids will have access to quality educational services, healthy meals and snacks, STEM activities, drug & alcohol prevention, traditional Tohono O'odham arts & crafts, and O'odham language lessons!

This year, NAAF begins the first phase of its Language Program, which will ultimately document and preserve the O'odham language, as well as teaching lessons to youth and adults alike. We at NAAF are EXTREMELY excited about this project, as we know first hand how important it is to preserve and document this endangered language.

All of NAAF's wonderful success stories, programs, and events are possible thanks to your generous contributions, and we at NAAF thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Together we are bringing positive change to the GuVo District and Tohono O'odham Nation.

                                                Thank you so much!

NAAF
NAAF's Little Library is Very Poplular
The Kids Having a Blast @ Border Patrol Station
The Kids Having a Blast @ Border Patrol Station
Congrats Grad Solutions Grads!
Congrats Grad Solutions Grads!
Ready for the New School Year!
Ready for the New School Year!
Congrats GED Grads!
Congrats GED Grads!
Jul 9, 2019

NAAF Helps GuVo Kids Beat the Heat!

One Way to Beat the GuVo Heat
One Way to Beat the GuVo Heat

Dear Friends,

It's summertime in GuVo, and that means it's hot! Not just a little hot, REALLY hot. Temperatures have already reached over 110 degrees, and it's regularly over 100 this time of year. Though we are used to the heat, it's not much fun for kids to play in heat like that, and it can be very dangerous. Dehydration and heat stroke can be life-threatening, not to mention the snakes, scorpions, gila monsters, and other beautiful but dangerous creatures that we share the beautiful Sonoran Desert with. 

Luckily, NAAF has a solution! It's time again for our Summer Adventure Program! This will be our 8th year running the program, and we are proud to report that we have full enrollment at 45 students this year. This year, as in previous years, the goal of the GuVo Summer Adventure is to promote education, build our youths’ self-esteem, spark curiosity, and shape strong, healthy, contributing members of society. The program focuses on teaching reading, math, technology, and health education. Also incorporated are the teaching and development of traditional Tohono O’odham art, handcrafts, language, gardening, and cultural history. This year we are very excited to be starting a new O'odham Language Program during the Summer Adventure Program, which will be run by certified O'odham instructors.

Enrolled students will continue to be academically challenged during the summer months, in addition to having fun cooling off in the pool, taking fun and educational field trips, eating free, healthy and delicious meals each day, and playing games and sports. This program is so important to the kids and parents of the GuVo District. Summer is a difficult time, with the heat, and no school. Keeping kids active and engaged isn't easy. Thanks to your help, NAAF is able to provide the vital resources that this wonderful community needs. Thank you so much from all of us at NAAF. We truly appreciate all that you do!

With gratitude,

Jeremy Paxton

Shade is a desert dweller
Shade is a desert dweller's best friend!
NAAF loves our volunteers!
NAAF loves our volunteers!
Toka! A traditional Tohono O
Toka! A traditional Tohono O'odham game

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