The Navajo Nation
Nestled in Southeastern Utah, among the national monuments and parks is part of the Navajo Nation. The Navajo people are passionate, strong and full of life, despite economic growth being a constant challenge. Initiated by Greg Jackson of the San Juan Foundation and the Kellogg Foundation through the “San Juan United” Rural Impact Project, I3 is collaborating with schools across the county to implement long term, sustainable solutions for prosperity. I3 will work directly with Navajo students to retell the Native American Story from their perspective, create new educational models, and forge local career pathways.
A New Realm of Possibility
For young people in San Juan County, being able to live, work, and raise their families in the community is the most important part of daily life. The San Juan Foundation and Indigo Impact Initiative have joined together to create local economic opportunities and inspire students to solve local problems through Indigo's unique entrepreneurship education program.
I3 began working with Whitehorse High School in 2016.
Each year since, WHS has drastically improved and is no longer among the lowest-performing schools in the state.