S'Klallam Foundation

The Port Gamble S'Klallam Foundation is always looking for ways to augment educational and youth programming. The Foundation has received several grants over the years that assist tribal programming.

  • education youth activities
  • education youth activities
  • education youth activities
  • education youth activities

For example, the Wolfle Summer Experience Program emphasizes math and science integrated with experiential learning, and there is time for children to learn about tribal culture. Tribal staff coordinated and provided joint training for all teacher and support staff using Growing up Wild and Project Wild curriculum through the Tacoma Nature Center.

There's also a summer enrichment program for kids in 6th - 8th grades. This year it's a three week program with over 20 kids enrolled. They study math and science with hands-on, integrated learning. S'Klallam culture is emphasized and they learn S'Klallam words that apply to their daily lessons as part of the curriculum.

Approximately 250 children from the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe attend elementary, middle or high school in the North Kitsap Community. The Port Gamble S'Klallam Foundation and the Tribe's Career and Education Department take an active role with these students, providing academic supports, programs and resources.