Plans to Use Funds to Promote Science Programs With New Learning
DIEGO, CA, Sep 26, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The Santee Language
Academy's staff and students received a $5,000 education grant today
from the Barona Band of Mission Indians. In attendance was Assemblyman
Marty Block to join The Language Academy Principal Veronika Lopez-Mendez
in accepting the grant presented by Edwin "Thorpe" Romero,
chairman of the Barona Band of Mission Indians.
Funds from the education grant will be used to purchase four
Ohaus compact digital scales and three 7th grade science and life
kits to support the school's science program.
"We hope that with this grant, these students will be able
to expand their knowledge in science with new educational resources,"
said Chairman Romero. "The Barona Tribe believes that the Language
Academy is a worthy choice to receive this education grant."
As school budgets continue to be drastically cut across the
state, the Barona Band of Mission Indians has been sharing resources
through its Barona Education Grant Program. Since 2006, Barona has
awarded more than $1.5 million to over 300 schools statewide.
The Barona Education Grant Program is the first of its kind
in California created and administered by a Tribal Government. The
goal of the program is to create strong educational opportunities
for the children of California building upon the success of the
Barona Indian Charter School, which operates under a continuous
Schools throughout California can apply for educational grants
from Barona to purchase much-needed supplies and materials that
promote academic improvement. Each grant awarded by the Barona Education
Grant Program is $5,000. Applications can be downloaded at http://barona-nsn.gov/education
About the Barona Band of Mission Indians The Barona Band of
Mission Indians, recognized by the United States government as a
sovereign nation, has lived on the Barona Indian Reservation in
rural eastern San Diego County since 1932. Prior to that, the Tribe
lived on the Capitan Grande Reservation which was established by
the federal government in 1875. Long before living on a reservation,
the Tribe traveled across Southern California in tune with the seasons
and what nature provided. Today, the sovereign nation, governed
by an elected Tribal Council, is serving its Tribal members, their
families, and sharing with the San Diego region. One of the most
successful gaming Tribes in the country, Barona also owns and operates
the Barona Resort & Casino, San Diego's leading gaming resort,
casino and golf course. For more information, visit www.barona-nsn.gov