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Oyate Teca Project

The Oyate Teca Project is committed to enhancing the well-being of children and families by offering effective programs and activities. We were proud to formalize a partnership with them in 2016, making them a Running Strong field office.

In 2016, we were proud to formalize a partnership with the Oyate Teca Project youth center, making them a new program site. Oyate Teca Project is among the most widely respected organizations on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

 The nonprofit organization, launched in 1991, is committed to enhancing the well-being of children and families by offering effective programs and activities.

The Oyate Teca Project provides safe and constructive school enrichment programs where children can engage in social and recreational activities. These programs are extended into the summer and also offer mentoring support for children as well as their families.

Rose Fraser (Oglala Lakota) is the Director of the Oyate Teca Project and Running Strong’s field staffer for the project.

Whether they are meeting for art classes in the youth center, digging in the community garden or just having family fun, youth at Oyate Teca are engaged, respected and cherished.

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