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Eve’s Fund for Native American Health Initiatives Promoting Native Hope, Wellness & Safety by sponsoring programs in literacy, mental health and education

In May of 2009, Eve’s Fund co-sponsored a Children’s Writing Workshop for about 250 Navajo students. Wellknown Magic Tree House, book authors, Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Boyce wished to build on their successful 2008 visit to the Navajo community and worked with Navajo teachers in developing a program to boost the skills of Navajo students. Over several weeks time, students in grades 3 through 5 wrote personal stories and poems. Mary and Natalie read all the written work. On May 13 in the Red Mesa gym, about 250 students gathered for an awards assembly. Darlene Begay directed the event, with the assistance of Echo Lefthand and Principal Genevieve Begay. Echo cocoordinated a conference call via speakerphone so that authors Mary and Natalie in Connecticut could converse directly with the student writers. Mary and Natalie chose particularly good work for special commendation. Mary answered questions from about 20 children. Finally, Echo gave out prizes of books and Jacoby Ellsbury tee shirts for the top poetry writers. Mary and Natalie attested to the high quality of the writing, admiring especially a phrase created by one boy – “the smell of sand.” The smiles on the faces of the students showed how they felt about the event. Attached are twelve of the best poems written by the children. Please go to our Eve’s Fund Website to learn more about what we do at: http://evecrowellsfund.org You can also email us at: barbaracrowellroy@evecrowellsfund.org

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Twelve Best Poems: Navajo Childrenʼs Writing Competition

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Eve's Fund Literacy Writing Competition