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.
St. Joseph’s Indian School has been an integral part of helping Native American children since 1927 … that’s nearly 100 years! Over this time, we’ve garnered a reputation for providing quality education, safe homes, healthcare, food, clothing and more for Lakota (Sioux) children, grades one through 12 in Chamberlain, South Dakota.
We know there are other organizations that knock on your door, call your phone or send you mail. It may leave you wondering … Why should I trust St. Joseph’s Indian School? Why your organization over another? What makes you so special?
This week, St. Joseph’s Indian School celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week, where we took time to recognize and show gratitude to the dedicated educators who work tirelessly to inspire and educate our Native American students.
It’s easy to overlook the hard work and commitment that teachers put in on a daily basis, but at St. Joseph’s, we know they are the unsung heroes in our classrooms. Teachers are not just educators, they are mentors, role models and trusted adults who touch the lives of young people in meaningful ways. Continue reading “Teachers Share Why They Love St. Joseph’s Indian School”
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Learn about the ways St. Joseph’s Indian School is tackling mental health struggles for our Native American students and pass on your knowledge to others.
St. Joseph’s Indian School is dedicated to providing Native American children with a quality education and support services in an effort they have every opportunity to lead a bright future. One of the most important programs on campus is the mental health and counseling program, which has had a significant impact on the lives of students. Continue reading “Overcoming Mental Health Battles, One Student at a Time”
Many of us have joy-filled childhood memories of dress-up days and pretending to be someone famous. St. Joseph’s Indian School’s third-grade teachers, Melissa and Jen, combined these two happy pastimes for their students in a wax museum experience in March. The day coincided with on-campus parent-teacher conferences, so families got to join in the fun.