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Students gain valuable future career skills

Youth find summer 2017 SUMMER YOUTH WORKERS: Back row from Front row: Chayse Bonifer-Youckton, Mya Ortivez,
work rewarding left: Leo Daniels, Tres Meddaugh, Emily Pickernell, Destiny Klatush, Kirsten Secena, Steesha McJoe,
Cameron Snell, Avery McJoe and Hunter Ortivez. Malena Canales and Faith Hoheisel.
Youth workers made
a lasting mark on our after graduating from high perform and complete some of gratifying and educational
community. The 2017 summer school or college. The young their assignments. summer. Their work didn’t go
youth worker program offered adults gained experience in unnoticed and the programs
a variety of opportunities and resume writing as well as CPR When not in classes or appreciated their help. It is
participants received job skills and first aid training. Training training, the workers assisted a great way to invest in their
to prepare for their future. was necessary to be able to programs and were very future. Keep up the great work!
It wasn’t just an opportunity helpful. Many agree it was a
to earn a little extra money
but also to gain important
experience for career success.

Sixteen youth workers were
hired for the summer to intern
with various tribal programs.
The tribe’s youth program
taught them skills that can
help in the future. Hopefully,
they can return the favor
by using their new skills to
enhance the tribal programs.

The summer was well spent
gaining knowledge in their
appointed positions within
the tribe. This is an important
step to prepare for a career

Heartfelt thanks to tribe K-12 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

In our moment of the Chehalis tribal community WHAT WE OFFER
loss of our loved one, did the rest. Thank you all
Gerald “Jerry” Sloppy, our for your donations, hugs, n Homework tutoring: After-school homework club from
family would like to thank prayers and love. It was very 3-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Youth Center
the Chehalis Tribe and all appreciated that the tribe n Grade incentives: At the end of each quarter, Chehalis
of the tribal community. opened the Community Tribal Students who are enrolled in the Education Program
So many thoughtful and Center for the dinner after will receive an award
helpful people came our ceremony. n Student of the Month: We choose students based on
forward to help us through good grades, attendance, character, behavior, learning
this challenging time. Even though he wasn’t and being respectful to peers and teachers
a tribal member, everyone
We would like to thank accepted Jerry as one of DEPARTMENT STAFF The Chehalis Tribal
everyone for all the food their own. He was a special John Shortman Jr.: 360-709-1749 Education Department
to lift us up during our man and did simple things Jodie Smith: 360-709-1897 provides a safe and
time of loss. Many tribal to assist others in need – it Reed Howard: 360-709-1788 healthy environment
fishermen donated fish from was his way. He will be Nathan Floth: 360-709-1878 that encourages
their freezers and either greatly missed by many. Angelica Villegas: 360-709-1759 life-long learning
smoked or dedicated their Frances Pickernell: 360-709-1785 opportunities
time cooking them for the Again, a special thank
dinner. We would to thank you to the Chehalis tribal
the Darrin Jones family for community! – From the
providing fresh, yummy Gerald “Jerry” Sloppy
shrimp for salads. The family (wife Carolyn;
family made most
of Jerry’s favorite daughters Dena Russell,
foods to celebrate Lisa Turner and
his memory Laurie Aldrich; son
and the time he Jerry W. Sloppy,
shared with friends eight grandsons,
and loved ones. The one granddaughter;
and two great-
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