Kewa TRUTH Youth Council Wellness Warriors
Youth from the Kewa T.R.U.T.H. Youth Council of Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico share their experiences of addressing wellness in various ways. The Youth Council took the UNITY Wellness Warriors Challenge to address Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Social Wellness development through community service projects.
The UNITY Wellness Warriors Program challenges affiliated youth councils to implement a Wellness Warrior event this year. By utilizing the UNITY project planning tools, youth councils can join the national movement and share traditional wellness teachings with their home community.
According to the Youth Council:
“Our community service projects were based upon addressing the homes in Santo Domingo Pueblo. This was a process that was first put out at least 5 years ago, we as the Kewa Youth Council vowed to finish what had been talked & processed about. Our community members were amazed and praised our work to give back to the community. We worked through the hot sun, cold weather, dusty weather, and rainy weather. We were determined to get this project in place. In this description, on behalf of the Kewa TRUTH Youth Council we would like to give thanks to the EMS here in Santo Domingo Pueblo for providing us this project to start and finish.”
“The Taking Back Our Community (TBOC) was a community based event to to come together as one. Here there were tribal programs that each had a booth in which they provided either foods, drinks, games, and prizes. None other, there was information provided about each tribal program on what they have done for the community and what they can do for the people with needs. It was empowering to see all of the support that our community has to move towards wellness.”
“At the Honoring Native Life 2019 Youth Summit we had learned many subjects pertaining to mental & social health. Many pertained to suicide, bullying, self care, etc. At the summit we also spoke out to state our opinions and beliefs, it was also a great opportunity to honor native life and all that is given.”
TAKE THE CHALLENGE:
Download the FREE UNITY Wellness Warriors App today! Use the mobile app to create a Action Plan for your next wellness event to complete the Wellness Warriors Challenge!
A Special Thank you to the W. K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) for their ongoing support of the UNITY Wellness Warriors Program. WKKF supports children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.