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AYC 2.0: A Recreation Center for the Lakota Youth

The Pine Ridge Reservation is home to the Oglala Lakota people, a Native American tribe located in South Dakota. Unfortunately, the community faces many challenges, including poverty, lack of basic resources, and limited access to recreational activities. To address these issues, a project has been proposed to build a basketball court for the Lakota youth in Allen, SD.

The project aims to provide a safe and accessible space for the youth to engage in physical activity and build a sense of community. The basketball court will not only promote a healthy lifestyle but also offer opportunities for team-building and socialization. Additionally, it can serve as a place for cultural events, such as powwows and other celebrations, which are vital to preserving the Lakota culture.

The construction of the basketball court will also provide job opportunities for members of the community. Local contractors and laborers will be hired to ensure that the project benefits the community beyond just the end result.

The project is expected to have a significant impact on the Lakota youth and the community as a whole. It will provide a much-needed outlet for physical activity and socialization and contribute to the cultural preservation of the Lakota people. Overall, the basketball court project is an important step towards improving the quality of life for the Oglala Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

How We Make A Difference

We invite you to learn more about how we make an impact while also maintaining the rich culture of the Oglala Lakota people of Pine Ridge Reservation


Empower the Lakota People of Pine Ridge Reservation

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