NYCP Literacy For All

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NYCP Literacy for All

Native Youth Community Projects (NYCP) Literacy for All is grant-funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It is a four-year grant beginning Oct. 1, 2018. The program builds on existing evidence-based curricula and career programs, and capitalizes on partnerships within the Community and surrounding areas. Our staff consists of a Project Manager, Community Literacy Advocate, and Career Guide Coordinator.

Grant Goals

  • Empower students to explore diverse career opportunities and develop valuable skill sets to be successful.
  • Provide literacy training for the Salt River Community and professional development training for our early childhood educators. Instill a daily habit of reading by providing books to build libraries in the classroom (K-12) and at home.
  • Engage SRPMIC youth and Community members to write, illustrate, and narrate picture books that reflect life as an O’odham and/or Piipaash person. The books will be digitally published and distributed.
  • Produce literacy communication messages aiming to employ Native youth to develop workforce skills.

Click here to download the Literacy for All program brochure!

NYCP Staff: Literacy@saltriverschools.org

  • Trinidad Yazzie, Literacy for All Project Manager
    P: 480-362-2023 | C: 480-765-7893
  • Wendy Jefferson, Community Literacy Advocate
    P: 480-362-2080 | C: 480-878-8604
  • Davina Leon, Career Guide Coordinator
    P: 480-362-2521

Click here to learn more about our GENERATION OF LEADERS: Service Learning & Community Literacy Champions Programs!


Upcoming Events

Raising A Reader Workshops
Families with children ages birth to 5 years old are invited to join us for a special literacy program! Click here to download the event flyer. The workshop includes refreshments, story time, arts and crafts, singing and dancing, educational resources, and a FREE book every week! Classes are every Tuesday Oct. 22 through Dec. 10 from 5:30-7 p.m. and will be held at Salt River High School (room 125). Register today! Call or text Wendy Jefferson at 480-878-8604 or email Wendy.Jefferson@saltriverschools.org.


Writers Wanted

Do you have a story to tell? The Salt River Schools NYCP Literacy for All Program is seeking Community writers to author children's books that reflect O'odham and Piipaash ways of life. The literacy program will provide all the training, materials, technology, and support you need. Interested? Email Literacy@saltriverschools.org. Click here to download a flyer!

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