Martin Sheen explains how the Center, along with the National Football League Players Association and the Nick Lowery Youth Foundation - are helping Native American children.
| ||Actor Martin Sheen talks about his involvement in NativeVision.|
is a youth development initiative for reservation-based American Indian adolescents from across the country. Its aim is to help American Indian youth enjoy a healthy future by providing:
Exciting fitness activities,
School completion initiatives, and
Healthy start programs.
NativeVision is a partnership operated by Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health and the National Football League Players Association that mobilizes NFL players and other professional athletes as mentors for Native youth. American Indian adolescents are the most needy and disenfranchised youth group in the US. The NativeVision initiative serves them through programs that build upon the strengths of Native youth as individuals, members of large family networks, and citizens within proud, unique Indian communities.
The hallmark of the NativeVision program is an annual summer camp that teams the best professional and collegiate athletes from top football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse and track programs across the country with American Indian youngsters from across the Nation. The next camp will be held on June 2-4, 2013.
Photos on the Native Vision website courtesy of Ed Cunicelli.
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