Lakota Children’s Enrichment is once again proud to be organizing and sponsoring TEDxYouth@DinosaurPark– a collaborative and positive event in Rapid City, South Dakota that amplifies the voices of youth in South Dakota. This event took place for the first time last year in 2016. Our founder, Maggie Dunne, is once again the lead organizer of TEDxYouth@Dinosaur Park. We are currently accepting speaker applications on a rolling basis. There is no age limitation for speakers, but the topics of the talks must be accessible to a YOUTH audience! The event will take place October 2017, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

We invite you to contact us if you would like to nominate a speaker, or register as a volunteer, attendee, or sponsor! Full event details will be posted soon. Sponsorship opportunities include refreshments, videography, photography, print materials, and more. Contact us if your company or family is interested in partnering with our event through in-kind, volunteer or monetary contributions! Check out the event media page to see the talks from last year’s event.





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If you would like to make a donation to support our work, visit this page, or mail a check to:

Lakota Children’s Enrichment
P.O. Box 581
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Lakota Children’s Enrichment receives Grant from Scarsdale Rotary Club

We are proud to announce that Lakota Children’s Enrichment received a $4,400 grant from the Scarsdale Rotary Club in May 2017. LCE founder Maggie Dunne, received the grant at a luncheon for Scarsdale Rotary Club grantees on May 2. At this event, Dunne thanked the Scarsdale Rotary Club for their continued support, and updated the members on LCE’s programs and plans for the spring/summer 2017 –including the recent announcement of the winners of the annual Pine Ridge writing and art contest, and plans for the upcoming second TEDxYouth@DinosaurPark conference set to take place in Rapid City, SD July 2017.

Lakota Children’s Enrichment is proud to be one of the five designated charity beneficiaries from the Scarsdale Rotary Club’s annual Food & Wine Tasting Fundraiser in Scarsdale, NY. The Scarsdale Rotary Club is dedicated to the motto,“Service Above Self,” and they perform numerous acts of service for the local and international community each year.  We thank all of our members that supported both Lakota Children’s Enrichment and the Scarsdale Rotary Club by attending the successful fundraiser this spring.

If you were not able to attend this event, but would like to support our work, then please consider making a donation today.

Scarsdale Carwash Success! #DreamTeam

Thank you to the Youth Action Committee (YAC) and the Scarsdale Congregational Church for hosting its sixth annual carwash fundraiser for Lakota Children’s Enrichment on April 23, 2017 in Scarsdale NY. The YAC is a group of High School teens from communities in and around Scarsdale who work together on community service projects. Over spring break this year, they took their bi-annual trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and returned motivated to do more!

Last Sunday, Team YAC –with lots of helpers — baked and washed cars for a few hours of the sunny afternoon. Some of their friends made online donations to support the event and all tolled, they raised $615.00.

LCE Founder Maggie Dunne said, “We are grateful that the Youth Action Committee has once again come together to organize this event for Lakota Children’s Enrichment. I am always awed by the impact that a group of youth can have when they have an idea, passion, and drive to make a difference in the lives of  others.”

Check out some of the photos from the day. If you were unable to make it to this event, but would like to make a contribution, then head over to our donate page.


April 23: YAC Carwash & Bake Sale Fundraiser for Lakota Children’s Enrichment in Scarsdale, NY !

Join us in Scarsdale, NY Sunday April 23th for a carwash and bake sale fundraiser to benefit Lakota Children’s Enrichment!

We are grateful that the Scarsdale Congregational Church’s Youth Action Committee is once again volunteering and raising funds in this annual, fun community event! Come out to get your car washed, enjoy baked goods, and learn about Lakota Children’s Enrichment! We look forward to seeing you there!

When: Sunday April 23  //    12:00-2 pm

Where: Scarsdale Congregational Church

1 Heathcote Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583

What: Carwash & Bake Sale Fundraiser!

2016-2017 Writing and Art Contest Winners Announced!!! #LegendsAndHeroes #NativeYouthVoices

Introducing the WINNERS of Lakota Children’s Enrichment’s 2016-17 #LegendsAndHeroes WRITING AND ART CONTEST!

The Challenge asked Native Youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation:   

Is there someone you always wanted to meet? Did a person in recent or distant history have a huge positive impact on your life or culture? Is there a legend or a hero (past or present) who inspires you?

Today we are announcing the names of our winners and runners up in each category. Check back soon to view the winning entries, which were judged by an internationally acclaimed panel of Writing Judges.

Congratulations to the young writers, poets and scholars listed below!

Grand Prize Winner

Wiyaka Little Spotted Horse

Runners Up

Tyler Bishop, Quinda Burning Breast, Lauren Yellow Elk, Macy Two Bulls, Dorothy Youngmen

Grand Prize Winner

Lane Anthony Bordeaux

Runners Up

Thea DuBray, Rose Rosales-Kleinhans, Mia Murdock, Jordan Derby, Ty Morgan

Grand Prize Winner

Wasu Janis

Runners Up

Payton Marie Sierra, Summer Montileaux