In other HEEF news, the HEEF Program Committee recently awarded the second round of IMAGINE Community grants to two new programs. The first, Adventures for Hopi (A4H) is a newly created program awarded $4,740.00. Program Director, Marshall Masayesva explained that “Adventures for Hopi is geared towards Hopi & Tewa youth and utilizes outdoor education & recreation as a medium forcultural preservation, community-based social change and environmental stewardship.” He further shared that “the program focuses on health, development, opportunity, service, and education. These focus areas are incorporated into adventure pursuits which include activities such as but not limited to; climbing, hiking, backpacking, rafting, canyoneering, and climbing.” The initial grant is being used to purchase equipment and train the staff who will implement programming for Hopi-Tewa youth in the near future. Masayesva is from Bacavi Village and received his Baccalaureate degree in Adventure Education in 2014 from Ft. Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. During his undergraduateeducation, Masayesva was a recipient of HEEF funding through the Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarship Program. Adventures for Hopi can be found at www.adventuresforhopi.org or on Facebook under Adventures For Hopi.
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