Our Affiliated Site: Kayenta Community School in Kayenta, Arizona
Amid the incredible desert beauty of northern Arizona, the remote community of Kayenta lies situated on the Navajo Indian Reservation, along the southern edge of the spectacularly beautiful Monument Valley. The Navajo Reservation comprises more than 27,000 square miles of spectacular yet inhospitable countryside, extending into both Utah and New Mexico. Despite its massive scale and rich cultural history, the Reservation and its residents are desperately poor. There is virtually no employment. Broken homes, alcoholism, and inadequate food are constant manifestations of poverty.
For this reason, the Kayenta Community School, funded and operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, serves as a beacon of hope. Its faculty is dedicated to providing children here with a quality education – the key to breaking the cycle of poverty so that students may rise above the difficult economic circumstances.