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In 1987, E.D. Hirsch sparked a national debate with his book Cultural Literacy, claiming that there is a foundation of common knowledge every American should know — and codifying it in a list of 5,000 facts and cultural references. Hirsch’s list was attacked, celebrated, and much discussed. Today, amidst giant demographic and social shifts, the United States needs such common knowledge more than ever. But a 21st century sense of cultural literacy has to be radically more diverse and inclusive. And it needs to come not from one person but from all of us. So, we ask: What do you think Americans should know to be civically and culturally literate? Give us your top ten! LEARN MORE

This White House report acknowledges past federal policies and the impact on the education of Native students, explores the breadth of challenges facing Native children, and makes recommendations for a path moving forward.

Uses running as a catalyst to empower AI/AN youth to take pride in themselves and their cultural identity, and increase self esteem, health and wellness, leadership, hope, and balance and harmony.

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An initiative of the US Olympians Association and promotes healthy living through competitive walking programs in schools.

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Awards high school winners a $2,500 scholarship and invites finalists to visit Washington D.C. Essays ask youth to think critically about issues facing their tribes and communities.

Provides a peer mentoring service to improve life prospects for at risk and newcomer children.

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  • 5734 Yonge Street. Suite 401
    Toronto, Ontario M2M 4E7
  • Email: mail@yay.org