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Historical figures re-imagined as author visits Ahfachkee

BIG CYPRESS – Ahfachkee students had a rare insider’s view of what it takes to write and illustrate books when children’s book author Andrew Toffoli spent the day April 20 demonstrating the process. Toffoli specializes in histories told through characters that slightly resemble the authentic figures, but in the guise of

Immokalee Boys & Girls Club welcomes Native Pride Dancers

IMMOKALEE — The Immokalee Boys & Girls Club welcomed the Native Pride Dancers to the Immokalee reservation April 18 where founder and artistic director Larry Yazzie shared his talent, skills and enthusiasm for dance with the kids. After a day of programs at Immokalee High School and the Boy & Girls

Community gets sneak peek into Boys & Girls Clubs

HOLLYWOOD/BRIGHTON — The Tribe’s Boys & Girls Clubs showed the community their accomplishments as part of the National Boys & Girls Clubs of America Week from April 9 to 13. With an overarching theme of “A place to become,” every Boys & Girls Club throughout the U.S. held a series of

Ahfachkee digs into expansion, renovations

BIG CYPRESS — The Ahfachkee School in Big Cypress officially began construction on April 4 for its expansion and renovation. The two-story, 30,000-square-foot expansion, which will include a new middle and high school building, will be completed in two phases. The first phase is construction of the new building and the

Ahfachkee competes at SECME Olympiad

BIG CYPRESS — Ahfachkee students have been expanding their horizons this year by exploring new ways to learn through hands-on fun, yet educational, competitions. The South Florida FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics League competitions ended in January, so a group of fourth, fifth and sixth graders competed in the SECME-STEM Olympiad April

Hollywood Kids get head start with Nike running

HOLLYWOOD — As the days extend and weather warms, the Hollywood Boys & Girls Club hopes Tribal kids’ runs will get longer in a new partnership with Nike. Nike’s Marathon Kids, a program designed to create youth running clubs that get kids to walk, jog or run a combination of four

Students fill Ahfachkee after-school clubs

BIG CYPRESS — The hours after school are a prime time for Ahfachkee students to explore the world of creativity and knowledge through fun activities that have nothing to do with every day classroom work. Once homework help is finished at 3:15 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, students flock to after school

Read Across America brings stories to reservations

HOLLYWOOD — Children may not usually like doctors, but the one doctor almost every child and parent can look forward to is Dr. Seuss. March 2 marked the famous author’s 114th birthday, and in celebrating the occasion, the National Education Association hosted the annual Read Across America initiative, which made