Jarrod’s Photoshop Photo & Final Blog

I photoshopped me at eagle rock that is near my reservation. I photoshopped myself at eagle rock because i have admired it for so longer since when i am going to my reservation and point it out every single time. I have always wanted to visit it up close but i couldn’t every time. So i photoshopped myself there with my clapping stick that i made last year. And i used the eagle because i wanted it to represent the rock. I used the coyote because at my reservation, there are many animals but i have admired the coyote the most.

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Since it’s my last blog, i would like to thank Adrian, Michelle, Aolani and Elizabeth for helping me out through a tough time and constantly checking up on me. I would also thank them for being really good friends throughout the program and even if i don’t see them again, i wont forget what they did for me. And my biggest take away was when we went to Limuw, when i was on the boat i felt a sudden happiness, just the scent of the ocean and seeing the dolphins. It made me stress less and helped me calm myself down. And the Snorkeling and the Kayaking got rid of a fear of me being in the ocean.

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Last blog of NY2C! :(( Ben

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My 2nd year here and it was so much fun! The kids here are so much fun and they have a good vibe around them. I bonded with all of them and I became friends with all of them as well. The mentors were also great as well, they explained their opinion about the topics that really helped. The teachers and elders taught me so much, I  can’t wait to take in more knowledge. This experience made me think about my future and my career path. It makes me use to college and I’ll be ready when college comes around. To all the seniors: I had so much fun with you guys!! I will miss you all! You guys made this fun and I hope for the best for your future! Thank you to everyone that came here and impacted this trip for me. See you next year NY2C!!!

Thank Yous and Takeaways by James Fenelon

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The Native Youth to College program (NY2C) is now coming to an end it is appropriate to say a couple words of farewell. The first words go out to the elders which are the reason any of the activities within the program were possible. They did a great job of mixing fun with learning and deciding which times were appropriate for which. Julia, Scott, and the mentors did an excellent job of guiding the youth. Without them we would not have any foundations to build upon. From those foundations there were many takeaways from the program. NY2C wove together getting into college, college life, as well as importance of culture. Every student shined during the two weeks while we were together. I am going to miss all of the family I have gained here. Hopefully we do not forget one another and that our roads cross in the future. Notice how the final words are farewells and not goodbyes, this is because we will see each other in the future in one form or another.

Isaac’s blog

isaacThe photoshopping was fun. I got to learn how to learn how to photoshop some stuff into a picture. i think i could make more pictures and just have fun with it. also make more about native americans. i like the way mine came out. what the picture means to me is that i am connected to the water and eagles are a big part of my culture and a part of my tribe. My experience being here was fun and I will take what I learned and share it with my community. Also the mentors where awesome this year. They helped us with anything we needed and also made sure that we where focused and on task.

Always A Puppet by James Fenelon

The tables have turned

In this photo I have edited in a picture of myself with materialistic wealth. Most people decide they want to have these things just by seeing the shallow happiness it brings. However, most people don’t realize what you have to lose to get “wealthy” in this society. The gem above my head is a reference to the game Sims which involved the player controlling different characters with gems over their heads. What this means in this context is that in order to get “wealthy” in this society you have to play by it’s rules and must be willing to lose some of your value systems. Realistically wealth can come in whatever you value which can be family, honesty, and helping others. Your value system is key to what you consider true wealth. Happiness can be attained without the procurement of materialistic objects.

Isaac’s blog

i am going to talk about the when we went to the island. It was really cool to go visit some of the cultural spots of the Chumash people. we went snorking and it was cool to see the kelp and some fish. we also go to see a rock the looks like an elephant. i also like the western u think they talked about how some of them helped make movies and i though that was really cool that we got to meet someone who helped make my childhood movies.

Jarrod’s Blog

Today we had a talk about Edison, they were talking about saving energy and how they can give big check scholarships for college. I thought this was interesting because if you work for Edison you can get some other money. An then the whole animation talk was very interesting. Mostly because it turns out these animation companies actually do research on certain things they don’t know. Like head shapes and even how a baby deer’s body works. I also liked learning that some characters have to be turned into a unrealistic design, such as the main character in “Dinosaur”.