A hands-on STEM learning experience can help rewrite the story for Native American youth.
Native Americans living in the US face challenges in access to quality education, healthcare and employment opportunities. The Solar Warrior program through Trees, Water & People provides STEM-based Solar workshops for Native American youth in Tribal schools. Program goals include increasing energy equity, local knowledge of benefits of solar energy, and empowering Tribal youth through social-emotional development. Solar STEM training strengthens tribal sovereignty by proffering this as a future career path through higher education.
Location: Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, Hoopa Valley Reservation, California; Pueblo Tribal Lands, New Mexico; White Earth Reservation, North Dakota