Do you know that you help provide so much more than a standard education to the Lakota boys and girls?

Pam, St. Joseph's Personal Living Skills teacher.
Pam, St. Joseph’s Personal Living Skills teacher.

St. Joseph’s eighth graders have been working hard developing the skills needed to maintain a personal checking account. First, they learned about checking account basics and then actually write checks, make deposits, keep records, and reconcile the monthly statement. Special banking services such as pre-authorized payments, wire transfers, mobile banking, making loan payments and ATM transactions are also incorporated.

This not only teaches our students an important aspect of money management, but also develops good habits for the future.

At St. Joseph’s Indian School, we are privileged to work with our students not just during the school day, but after hours as well. When they are not in school, our houseparents care for the children in their campus homes 24 hours per day.

When they are not in school, St. Joseph’s houseparents teach them valuable life skills in their campus homes.
St. Joseph’s eighth graders are working hard developing the skills needed to maintain a personal checking account.

That means that, even when school is out, students are learning important life skills – social skills, caring for themselves and their homes, and more!

Pilamaya – thank you – for your support!

Pam, Personal Living Skills Teacher

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

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  1. Hi Pam.. That’s terrific.. So many people, young and old, that still can’t master the checkbook etc. Happy Halloween!

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