Boeing Awards Grant to Mentor Washington for Native American Youth

November 9, 2020
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In observance of National Native American Heritage Month, Boeing recently announced that it’s awarding a $45,000 grant to Mentor Washington’s Native American Career Connect STEM program. In partnership with the Nisqually Indian Tribe, this program increases Native American students' engagement and success in school through group mentorship and career exploration. This program was one of eight grants selected from all of the grant applications Boeing received highlighting work done in communities.

The grant will be put toward connecting Native American youth with mentors, ensuring more young people in these communities have access to education, career development culture, professional resources and community support grounded in traditional and cultural views.

DCYF’s Mentoring Administrator, Tom Pennella, is working with Mentor Washington to provide youth with mentors and STEM educational content that honors cultural teaching and incorporates examples from their tribal commerce. Please reach out to Tom at with any questions or for more information about DCYF’s partnership with Mentor Washington.