Tribal Youth Program

Native American youth have multiple risk factors including historical trauma, incarceration of a parent, truancy, involvement in the juvenile justice system, substance abuse, gang involvement, and disruptive behavior at home, school and in the community.

The Tribe has been awarded funding under the Board of State and Community Corrections to provide mentoring services to serve up to one hundred and fifty native youth living in Butte County.

In collaboration with Northern Valley Indian Health, Inc. and Four Winds Office of Education, Inc., The mentoring program will be known as Project B.E.A.R. (Bridging Education Action and Respect). Mentors will be recruited from the local tribal community and students attending California State University Chico. Project B.E.A.R. will expand to local schools, juvenile hall and will include cultural components provided by the Cultural Mentors.