Adventure with an Indigenous Mind

Project Venture is a youth development program designed specifically for Native American youth by the National Indian Youth Leadership Project (NIYLP) in Gallup, New Mexico. NIYLP envisions a generation of healthy, capable, caring, and resilient young people who are making a positive contribution to their community, peer group, and nations.

Niobrara Project Venture shares this vision for the young people in our Northeast Nebraska communities, both Native and non-Native.

The Project Venture program utilizes a positive strength based approach and traditional Native American values to empower youth to create their own positive environment and a more positive future for themselves and their community.

Project Venture utilizes:

  • Hands-on activities and challenges
  • Personal and group reflections
  • Outdoor experiential activities
  • Adventure camps
  • Service learning opportunities
  • Family engagement events

Youth experience opportunities to:

  • Learn unique and practical skills
  • Identify strengths and positive personal ethics
  • Form a positive self-concept and identity
  • Build positive self-esteem
  • Develop effective social skills
  • Increase decision making and problem solving skills
  • Connect with peers, family, and community
  • Reduce risk-taking behaviors, substance abuse, related issues.

Niobrara Project Venture

15 – 19 years old:

  • After-school groups and weekend activities
  • Summer experience program
  • Summer camps

12 – 14 years old:

  • After-school groups and weekend activities
  • Summer camps

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