PARTNER WITH US
together we’ll help our people fly again
One Time DonationIf you’re interested in donating a one-time gift that will enhance the work we do with Native teens, you may do so either by making your check payable to Mending Wings and mailing it to P.O. Box 324 Wapato, WA. 98951, or you may choose to donate through PayPal. Either way, please know that all donations are prayerfully and responsibly used toward the work of Mending Wings.
Send10 ChallengeEvery $10/mo that you send helps our ministry secure the transportation, food, facilities, supplies and staff that our ministry needs to become even more effective in ministering to our Native youth.
Internship ProgtramAre you interested in doing an internship in a cross-cultural context? Would you like to grow in your ability to relate across cultural barriers while making a real investment in Native American youth? Then this internship might be for you.
The Mending Wings Internship Program is a dynamic, cross-cultural program for emerging leaders between the ages of 21-30 who will commit to live and learn to become better human beings as you engage in, and develop your passion for, Native youth and families. You will increase your capacity to love deeply, serve generously, care sacrificially, walk respectfully and embrace the other as you serve Yakama youth and families on the Yakama Reservation.
Footprints of Our Elders
Girls & Guys Night
4-1 Youth Group
This quote sets the tone for the ethos we create among the students who are part of Youth Council, a program where Native teens are developed as leaders as they plan, develop & implement many of the activities and teachings for our various programs.
Life Hurts, God Heals
Together Let’s Help Our People to Fly Again
Native people have the highest teen suicide rate in the Western hemisphere—62% higher than the national average. It’s the second leading cause of death among Natives 15-24 years of age (60% of Yakama Nation enrolled members are age 25 and younger). We have the highest alcoholism rate (510% higher than the national average), the shortest life expectancy (average 40 years of age), the lowest percentage of high school graduates, the lowest per capita income, the highest levels of unemployment and the 2nd highest teen pregnancy rate in Washington State. One out of three Native females will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. Violence, bullying and gangs are epidemic. We have also experienceD significant levels of loss with respect to our language, family values, cultural values, spirituality, land and community roles due to colonization.
Mending Wings works hard to improve these harsh realities through our tried, tested and varied programs. You can join us in combating these social ills by accepting the Send10 Challenge. $10 a month helps to send a Native youth to a Mending Wings program for that month. That means that for less than .35 a day, you can help Mending Wings curb teen suicide rates, ensure youth graduate from high school and move on to higher education, empower youth with self-confidence, revitalize and retain culture, tear away shame, develop youth as leaders, deter gang association and replace negative influences with positive experiences.
Would you consider accepting this challenge laid before you? If so, download the form, fill it out and return to:
c/o Justin Shewey
P.O. Box 324
$10 a month enables our faith-based, life-saving programs to help our Native youth fly again
Every $10/mo you send helps our ministry secure the transportation, food, facilities, supplies and staff that we need to become even more effective in ministering to our Native youth.
P.O. Box 324 Wapato, WA. United States 98951
+1 (509) 949-1923