PROGRAMS

Positive Paths

Positive Paths is the AIC’s after school program for school aged youth.  Targeting Native American youth throughout the Chicago area, its goal is to create a community of youth who are culturally vibrant, knowledgeable, responsible, and respectful to themselves, their families and their community.

Positive Paths meets from 3:30 to 7:30pm, Monday through Thursday, from 9:00am to 3:00pm on selected holidays and during the six week summer program; occasionally, Positive Paths will meet on weekends for special events. During these times, Positive Paths provides a safe, structured environment focused cultural growth, positive identity development, and leadership to succeed within our urban environment, Indian country, and society at large. Positive Paths programming includes: 1) literacy and leadership, 2) culturally based science learning, 3) wellness, 4) revitalizing tribal and intertribal  traditions, 5) fitness programming, 6) arts, and 7) community service.

Indigenous Science Days

Indigenous Science Days are about engaging in the natural world around us. Community members, adults, children, & families are all welcome to join us on these days exploring and reclaiming traditional practices and knowledge about the Chicagos’ Indigenous Landscape.

Indigenous Science Days take place across different outdoor sites across Chicago. Participants will be able to partake in culturally relevant seasonal activities including harvesting, land restoration and management, invasive species removal, planting, etc.