Healthy Pathways

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Organization

National Indian Youth Leadership Project

Project Team

Sheri Pfeiffer-Tsinajinnie, Project Director
Neal Ferris, Project Manager
Natasha Clark-Baker, Curriculum Specialist
Matthew Baker, Cultural Expert

Project Summary

The Healthy Pathways plans to incorporate core social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health constructs to engage youth in challenging themselves to grow as individuals and members of their peer group, family, and community. The Healthy Pathways program will be delivered through weekly experiential sessions and frequent outdoor adventure activities in the natural world. Through this strengths-based positive youth development approach, the Healthy Pathways team has a goal to increase positive sexual and reproductive health outcomes among American Indian adolescents.

Impact on Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Healthy Pathways incorporates experiential learning with a foundation of all constructs of health to increase positive sexual and reproductive health and positive youth development outcomes.