Rosebud Indian Reservation
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
But these culturally rich communities also suffer from chronic poverty, among the poorest in the United States. Unemployment is between 85% and 90%, the high school dropout rate for Native American students is 44%, and suicide rates are disturbingly high at 10 times the national average. Read more about youth suicide on the Rosebud Reservation in The New York Times.
Camp Thunderbird aims to help Rosebud and Pine Ridge youth develop skills they can use to break the cycle and make a difference in their communities. Empower a child with your contribution.