Oyate Teca Project meaning "Young People's Project" in Lakota is located in Kyle, SD centrally located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. We have been in operation since 1991 as a sponsorship program, in 2016 we partnered with Running Strong For American Indian Youth.
We have shifted our efforts from sponsorship to a community based program working with children and their families promoting the well-being through educational, cultural, recreational and health programs.
Rose Fraser- Executive Director
Tanya Hernandez - Administrative Assistant
Chet Marks- Garden Instructor
Douglas Pourier - Head Gardener
Vanessa Piper-AmeriCorps VISTA Youth Specialist
NICOA (National Council on Aging) compensates 2 elder mentors as employees.
TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) allows us volunteers to help plan and implement programs and activities.