FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Additional Support for youth activities now available
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (July 18, 2018) – The Tsi Wa Zhu Pi program at the Osage Nation provides assistance to Native American families throughout Osage County, so they may afford to participate with youth activities. The Osage Nation Financial Assistance Department has increased funding, up to $750, per family. The assistance is available for youth to participate in sports, art initiatives, after school programs and school lunches. The list of qualifying activities is generous and includes; Brownies; Girl Scouts; Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts; gymnastics; tumbling; martial arts; boxing; ballet; jazz; tap dance; hip hop dance; cheerleading; softball; baseball; soccer; football; camps; golf; swimming league; archery; workshops; afterschool programs; and other opportunities will be considered with appropriate information provided. Costs associated with these activities, such as fees, equipment, uniforms, supplies, materials, and other related expenses are eligible.
“The Tsi Wa Zhu Pi program helps families with young children and a limited income, with sports, arts & after school programs. It’s important as a tribe to assist our low income families, with any activities, by assisting parents with some of those costs said Tim Lookout, Youth Coordinator.
Some of the eligibility requirements include; must reside within the boundaries of the Osage Reservation (Osage County); youth participants must be enrolled members of a federally recognized tribe; income must be below 125 percent of the Department of Health and Human Services Federal Poverty Guideline; youth participants must be 18 years or younger; Osage preference is exercised and income deductions for each enrolled Osage in the household (contact Financial Assistance for details).
For more information about the Tsi WaZhuPi Program contact Osage Nation Financial Assistance at (918) 287-5325 or visit them online at www.osagenation-nsn.gov/financial-assistance
FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES: OSAGE NATION COMMUNICATIONS (918) 287-5599