You will be supporting our Native youth as they engage in science fair projects and other after-school activities!
In existence since 1977, MIGIZI Communications advances a message of success, well being and justice for the American Indian community.
MIGIZI’s mission is modeled in our organizational goal which is to build on our clients’ assets in all that we do. Programs include:
- Green Jobs Pathway, a career pathway in which American Indian youth will discover their cultural role as caretakers of the earth, develop strong workplace skills, learn through their experience, and complete postsecondary coursework and credentials to help them secure living wage jobs as they build a career in the green economy.
- Native Academy™, an educational support program focusing on science, technology, and math. In addition to academic skills, health/wellness and cultural education components are also integral to the Native Academy programming in order to provide a more holistic approach to the development and success of our students. The Native Academy goal is to increase the percentage of graduating postsecondary education ready Indian students in Minneapolis.
- First Person Productions™ is a media production and education program that trains American Indian youth to produce and distribute Indian content via conventional and virtual mediums. We provide multi-media production training to approximately 50 Minneapolis American Indian youth each year, and provide production services to a number of agencies and organizations. FPP also includes First Person Radio, a weekly public affairs program on KFAI radio that features news headlines and interviews with leaders and groups from Indian Country, produced and hosted by Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor.
- Native Youth Futures - a teen asset building
project designed to present permanent and sustainable solutions to
intergenerational poverty and lack of economic opportunities. We work with low-income American Indian youth from
across Minneapolis, ages 14-21, providing them with the asset-generating
opportunities and supports needed to prepare them to become