Project SENA Featured on NBC Channel 12
Project SENA co-founders, Tara and Brenna, stopped by the NBC Channel 12 studios with Ciara and Cody (2014 SENA Scholars) to discuss Project SENA with Ozzy Mora.
A local non-profit called Project SENA which was launched by two millennials back in 2012, has recently opened doors for two young Native Americans.
Scholarship and Education for Native Americans (SENA) provides educational mentorship opportunities to Native American youths.
Ciara Wolf and Cody Joe are the first two scholarship recipients from Project SENA and have recently graduated from Maricopa Skills Center Ophthalmic Assistant training program. In addition with local support from Retinal Consultants of Arizona.
They both plan on taking back their knowledge to their reservation.
Wolf now has a job because of Project SENA.
"I am a mother and I feel so happy that I now have a job because of Project SENA. One day I hope to open up my own practice at my reservation," said Wolf.
Cody said he hopes to use his new knowledge to help others in his tribal community. He said he wants to help community members who are suffering from diabetic eye disease.
Project SENA is serving as a one-on-one educational experience for young Native Americans who want to further their education.