We provide services and activities for area children and youth patients at our facility and in the community.

Community Wellness Program

Everyone is welcome to participate in a variety of activities and classes offered from September through May. 

Traditionally our Wellness Nights were every Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Spokane Public Montessori School at Havermale.

With the current in-person restrictions, we are offering Virtual Wellness Nights Monday-Thursday starting at 4:00pm. The activities are all pre-recorded for a later use to the participants. We offer something for the entire family: Mentoring and Leadership, Culture, Prevention, Fitness and Nutrition classes throughout the school year.

We also have “Back 2 School, Back 2 Health” events before the school year starts to provide students with supplies.

Leadership Camp

The Indian Youth Leadership Camp started in 1987 and continues to welcome youth from local and regional middle and high schools, tribes, and urban areas. Over the weekend event in May, youth engage prevention, cultural, and traditional activities such as drug and alcohol, and violent free lifestyles, sweat lodge, tipi buildings, and drying salmon. Mentoring and community building are an ongoing tradition in the Spokane area.

2024 Leadership Recap!

You can complete the Leadership Camp application and return via email to jdressler@nativeproject.org or in-person to our Front Desk team.

Indian Youth Summer Program

During the school summer break we provide our active patients a 4 week program from July 8-August 2, 2024, Monday-Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm we serve Indian youth grades 1st-8th grade. We want to address and eliminate health disparities, decrease high school dropout rate and increase on-time graduation, thus creating a strong and healthy community.

We have mentors from the community to provide a safe, educational and fun experience through weekly field trips, cultural, math, reading, science, and physical activities. 

Due to COVID-19, our program participation is limited enrollment.

Indian Youth Summer Program Application

Indian Youth Summer Program is held in the West Central Community of Spokane. The program is hosted by The NATIVE Project, Spokane School District 81, and Title 7 Indian Education.

The application process is decided upon a priority scale of the following: American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) or Tribal descendants, priority is given to foster children, children in guardianships, homeless or extended family households, Indian Community Wellness participants, and youth must be entering 1st grade for that following school year.

Please complete application for each child and return to the NATIVE Project reception area or email to sbirdtail@nativeproject.org. Thank you.