Native American Jump Start is a U.S. registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the state of Wyoming EIN – 46-1314755. The organization was established to assist young native peoples in acquiring valuable life skills through internship opportunities across the U.S.
With unemployment rates as high as 85% across many Native American reservations, Native American Jump Start hopes to bridge the gap by building relationships between native young peoples and employers who are helping to make a difference. We provide:
- Grants for Native American Indian College Students
- Grants for Alaska/Hawaiian Native College Students
- Internship matching for Native College Students
The Mission of Native American Jump Start is to provide opportunities of growth and success for Native American individuals and families through education and employment. We are working to empower native youth and adults to create more enriched lives for themselves and their families, while respecting diversity and traditional values.
Our vision is to provide Native American individuals with greater opportunities and experiences in a variety of life circumstances.
We look to instill four virtues in participants of our program:
Respect – Integrity – Wisdom – Cultural Awareness
Board of Directors
Native American Jump Start is a volunteer-based organization. All staff for our organization volunteer 100% of their time and efforts to support the mission of NAJS.
Board Chairman– Dave Deschenes
Vice-Chair – Ray Southworth
Treasurer– Susan Yeldell
Founder/Director– Pam Evans
Founder/Director– Scott Evans
Director– Col. Monica Foley
Director– Craig Jones
Director– Karen McKim
Director– Hunter Old Elk
Director – Dr. Jason Skinner
Director – Dr. David Thrasher
Director – Ray Torgerson
Native Advisory Committee – Gary Begay & John Butler
Program Development Coordinator – Bianca Wahkinney