Youth Summit and More for #GYSD 2014


LCE President Maggie Dunne with Youth Advisory Board member Jetta

Wasu and Emily

Wasu and Emily, Co-Founding super-star members of our Youth Advisory Board.

Youth Service of America, State Farm Insurance, Disney Friends for Change, Festival for Children  and the Scarsdale Rotary Club have all TeamedUP with Lakota Children’s Enrichment to make Global Youth Service Day a three-day event on the Pine Ridge Reservation in SD.

  • On Thursday, April 10, we’ll be at the Red Cloud School in Pine Ridge for an 11 am Award Cermmony, honoring the Grand Prize Winner of our High School Writing Challenge and several runners-up from various schools on the Reservation.
  • On Friday, April 11, we’ll be at the Little Wound School in Kyle for a 10 am Award Ceremony, honoring the Grand Prize Winner of our Middle School Writing Challenge and several runners-up from various schools on the Reservation.
  • On Saturday, April 12, we’ll be at the SuAnne Big Crow Boys and Girls Club holding a Game Changers Youth Summit, open to youth ages 11-24, from 11-2. At 2 pm the doors will open to all ages for a closing performance by Scatter Their Own, Pine Ridge Reservation’s most amazing emerging rock stars!

Headliners for all events include: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams, Spoken Word Star Jasmine Mans, Iranian American author and journalist Susanne Pari, LCE President Maggie Dunne and Youth Advisory Board Chair Keith Martinez.

Making preparations for GYSD on Saturday, April 5  we met in Kyle SD with members of our Youth Advisory Board and prepared for next Saturday’s Game Changer Youth Summit in Pine Ridge at the SuAnne Big Crow Boys and Girls Club.


At the Summit, LCE Youth Board member Summer Montileaux will lead a panel discussion on nutrition which will include input from a doctor a nurse and Julianna Brown Eyes. Summer won a $500 grant from Disney Friends for Change, and she will supervise volunteers in packaging healthy snacks for all Summit participants to take home.

Other themes at the Summit will include volunteering in the community, and creating a movement through the use of youth voices. Groups will break out to do service projects.

Join the team. Get YOUth involved!


You can DOWNLOAD the CONSENT FORM, and bring it with you!

You can DOWNLOAD the Summit FLYER and share it with your friends (further details are on the back).

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