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Partnerships support youth

 


This year, the Tulalip Tribes, City of Marysville and Marysville School District collaborated to present monthly articles on our joint work and community efforts. With graduation quickly approaching, we reflect on the important role our partnerships play in supporting our youth and helping them grown into happy, responsible adults.

We have a collective responsibility to prepare our students for the next chapter of their lives by helping equip them with skills in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, and compassion.

Those lessons are not only taught in the classroom. It takes a village to raise a child, and culturally responsive teaching, civic engagement, and access to opportunities are things that healthy communities create and build together.

Marysville School District

The city, Tribes and other community groups have helped the Marysville School District accomplish so much on behalf of students. The Tulalip Tribes developed and helped our district implement the Since Time Immemorial (STI) curriculum to better reflect our history, which begins with the story of indigenous peoples. In addition, we value our tribal liaisons working with our schools to support our staff in providing culturally responsive teaching methods and respecting every student’s culture and heritage.

We also want to thank the City of Marysville for welcoming students of every age to learn about local government. From Trade Up to the Opportunity EXPO, city leaders, police officers and fire crews dedicate their time to demonstrating civic engagement and showing students the many opportunities available to grow a successful career here in our local community.

City of Marysville

Did you know that nearly one-third of Marysville residents are under the age of 18? That is one big reason why the city puts a big emphasis on providing beautiful parks and stellar recreation programs for youth and families. In addition, the city is working to offer other opportunities and supportive resources for young people.

Police School Resource Officers are now present in all Marysville secondary schools. The SROs also are active in the community, coaching sports teams and participating in programs at the YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, and other after-school programs. Police are introducing a Youth Academy this summer for select high school youth and, with the YMCA, are supporting development of a youth leadership camp to grow teen leaders.

Through sustained effort and commitment by a caring community, we are expanding youth resources in support of the next generation.

Tulalip Tribes

In the month of May the sun has appeared in the Puget Sound and we welcome the opportunity to become more active, eat healthy, and take advantage of the many opportunities for outdoor recreation. This month the Tulalip Tribes focuses on “Wellness” with several events happening that benefit the community’s health mentally and physically. Partnerships are so important

The Problem Gambling and Smoking Cessation Programs and the Tulalip Tribes have co-sponsored the 5th Annual Tulalip Tribes Wellness Conference located at the Tulalip Resort Casino May 16-17. The conference allows tribal members to learn about health services, speak to health experts, and practice self-care activities. Many inspirational speakers, artists, leaders, and performers will provide a workshop on health and wellness.

In another event, Tulalip Tribes are honored to welcome Preservation Hall Legacy Band performing at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School auditorium on Wednesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. This is a free community event with the opportunity to see the legendary Preservation Hall jazz musicians perform with the Marysville School District Jazz students. The collaboration will celebrate the New Orleans Traditional Jazz.

Preservation Hall Legacy Band members will be giving presentations to students from Quil Ceda Elementary, Totem Middle School, Marysville-Pilchuck High School and Heritage and Mountain View High School teaching them about historical and community trauma and the importance of passing down cultural musical traditions. Marysville jazz students from Getchell, M-PHS, 10th Street, and Totem Middle School will be participating in a Jazz Masterclass to learn traditional jazz techniques directly from the legendary musicians of the Legacy Band. Please check out the Preservation Hall Foundation website to see the outreach they provide all over the world at http://www.preshallfoundation.org

Our community partnership has made the Preservation Hall appearances possible. The Marysville Community Food Bank, Marysville Rotary, Marysville Kiwanis and Soroptimists, Marysville YMCA, Marysville Together Coalition, Victim Support Services, the Marysville Area Pastors Association, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tulalip and Marysville have worked together to plan this community opportunity. Thank you all for your commitment and support.

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