To build healthy Native communities using youth running initiatives.
Inspired by the cultural, spiritual and competitive legacy of Native runners, Wings empowers Native youth and their families.
- Strengthen Native youth and their families through running.
- Inspire youth to become mentors for the next generation.
- Encourage Native student achievement and success.
- Reinforce cultural identity and personal values.
-Honor and respect cultural identity
-Encourage your family and community
-Approach life with purpose and integrity
-Seek new perspectives
-Become a mentor
A Wings survey conducted in 2000, showed a 99% high school graduation rate, with 94% of our participants going on to college. Results of the survey indicated that overall, WOA participants are attaining a higher level of education, have lower incidences of arrests, tend not to abuse alcohol and/or illegal drugs, are waiting until they’re ready to have children, and are more physically active than their same-age peers.