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The mission of Seven Tepees is to work with urban youth to foster the skills they need to make lifelong positive choices and to create their own opportunities for success. Founded in 1995 by retired Juvenile Justice Daniel Weinstein and Native American healer Hully Fetico, Seven Tepees began as a summer camp where youth lived in seven tepees - one representing each continent of the world.
Seven Tepees Youth Program is a nonprofit, community based organization that provides comprehensive youth development and college access and persistence services to over 1,000 youth annually through two programs: The Learning Center and The College & Career Program. Our Learning Center works with low income middle and high school students as well as recent college graduates for a period of more than ten years - spanning middle school and high school graduation into the first few years of college or career - offering academic support and guidance, college and career advising, environmental education, mentoring, job training and counseling. Our College and Career Program at Mission High School, a public school serving predominantly low income and first generation students, includes college and career advising, scholarship assistance, scholarships, test preparation support and college application assistance. Seven Tepees has an annual operating budget of approximately $1 million and inhabits the top floor of a building owned by the organization.
Seven Tepees is a unique organization committed to providing our youth quality comprehensive services. Our program includes:
1. The Learning Center
2. After-school Tutoring
3. Mentor Program
4. Outdoor Resource Program
5. Monthly activities
6. Community service outings
Volunteers make Seven Tepees Youth Program possible, as we rely on your support to offer students every opportunity available.