TWU’s Sengipaa Ing Vi Po (Journey of Becoming a Man) Mentor project
The purpose of the project is to:
1) increase the sense of community and belonging among our native youth and men by utilizing caring adults to re-engage youth who may be disconnected from community, and
2) create opportunities for positive role modeling through shared experiential learning and talking circles on topics related to the ethics and meaning of being a native man.
The project will involve them in a variety of cultural and traditional life skills, such as current projects, “A’Gin Healthy Sexuality and Body Sovereignty” – culturally comprehensive education for tribal youth about healthy sexuality, personal decision making, and adult life skills; and “Men for Tewa Women United” – raising awareness of the importance of involving men and boys to prevent violence against women and girls.