Hopi school officials and guest speaker Nikishna Polequaptewa look to empower Native youth. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| September 2, 2015

By Stan Bindell • Navajo-Hopi Observer

POLACCA, Ariz. – Nikishna Polequaptewa, keynote speaker for the Youth Convening session at Hopi Jr./Sr. High School, told students about growing up mostly without parents and living in poverty before finding success through education.

Dozens of students participated in the day long session Aug. 26 dealing with mentoring, service learning and cultural well-being. The Hopi Foundation, school officials and community members came together to identify ways to help students.

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