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The guiding principle for NativeVision™ is to cultivate the core strengths, values and positive relationships for American Indian youth that will make them resilient to the prevailing risks and help them transition to healthy, productive and fulfilling adulthood. Specifically, the goals of NativeVision are to: Encourage educational attainment and motivate participants to strive for school-related success Develop participants' leadership capabilities by highlighting the importance of teamwork Foster a strong sense of cultural identity Improve lifestyle choices By focusing on these goals, NativeVision hopes to foster: School completion Self-esteem Cultural attachment and personal identity Healthy lifestyles, including physical fitness, nutrition, and decreased substance use
Muscogee (Creek) Nation is partnering with the Center for American Indian Health at Johns Hopkins University to host the 20th annual NativeVision Sports and Life Skills Camp. This camp provides Native youth the opportunity to play side-by-side with professional and collegiate athletes. The camp will host approximately 1,000 youth from 25 tribes, professional athletes, tribal leaders, and national dignitaries. Campers will be guided through sports clinics and life skills workshops while the community at large participates in parenting workshops, community feasts, and tribal celebrations.