Coloring books, toys and games

A quiet, lazy day on campus. The only homes open today are Fisher and Pinger for the summer break homes. Vickie and Richard were looking after a dozen 2nd– 4th graders who are staying for a good part of the summer. Some are here for remedial school work, others because their home situations make it better for them to be here for the summer. The homes normally house junior high students and Vickie was scrambling around campus to find coloring books, toys and games to entertain the younger children. I stopped by for lunch and visited.

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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