The children and families of St. Francis with support of the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council and St. Francis Indian School (SFIS) respectfully request your help and support for project “A BRIGHTER FUTURE” (building infrastructure through sustainable projects). Our GOAL is to establish a sustainable community program that brings nutrition, education and cultural identity together through cooperative efforts of the Tribe, School and the people.
The primary OBJECTIVES of “A BRIGHTER FUTURE” are:
- To eliminate hunger and provide healthy food through a cooperative and educational agricultural program that includes a 1000 Sq. Ft. community garden producing, vegetables, and fruits; bee colonies; and chicken husbandry.
- To provide cultural, educational and essential community needs at the St. Francis Community Center for children, families and elders.
- The BENEFITS of project “A BRIGHTER FUTURE” to the community are to:
- Provide fresh food for the St. Francis community, which includes more than 700 children and 189 households.
- Improve our children’s education by applying the methods and practices of community garden, bee keeping, and chicken husbandry into the classroom through an interdisciplinary and culturally relevant curriculum in the principle areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.).
- Build our community by providing a supportive after-school program that focuses on academic achievement, performance measures, academic attitudes and beliefs, learning behaviors, and school attendance. In addition, community programs through an elder/youth collaborative will be offered.
- Meet essential community needs through a distribution center for clothing, baby products and hygiene products.
The SUSTAINABILITY of project “A BRIGHTER FUTURE” will be made by:
1000 Sq. Ft. Community Garden Marketing produce, bee products, eggs and poultry