Serving youth on the Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota
ARTS AND CRAFTS
At the Boys and Girls Club we believe that art is an expression of the imagination and personal voice and cultivates lifelong creative and critical thinking skills. Our youth take part in art classes every week, and are proud of what they can create with their ideas and their own two hands! The club also holds special art classes such as ceramics, mural painting, photography, as well as traditional Lakota art projects.
Every summer two photographers, Robin Dahlberg (from NYC) and Jo Schryer (from Canada), run a photography club for two weeks at our Mission and Rosebud sites. Our Club members spend the week learning the basics of photography and taking field trips for photoshoots. Our teens photography work was exhibited at the MAX Expo in San Francisco, Native POP in Rapid City, and at the Rosebud Fair. All of the photos received ribbons and three even won Best in Show! We are very proud of the creative talent displayed in many of our youth!
Cub Scouts is led by Cubmaster, Kieran Conroy, and serves youth ages 7-11. The program is focused on building character, training for good citizenship, and developing personal fitness. Cub Scouts helps to build future leaders by combining educational activities, lifelong values, and fun.
Youth grow into truly empowered people once they see they can make a positive impact in their community. At the Boys and Girls Club, we give Club members a space to explore this idea. Community services shows youth that they and their peers have the ability to improve their world. This fosters a strong sense of hope in our Club members.