PENDLETON, Ore. – Cayuse Government Operations, a Cayuse Holdings company, presented a $13,000 check to two youth programs of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) in January.
The donation was made on behalf of the 411 employees of Cayuse Government Operations, represented by Preston Eagleheart, Cayuse Government Services managing director, and Ron Smith, program manager.
The $13,000 will be shared between two deserving CTUIR programs: the After School Education Program and the Youth Leadership Council within the Department of Children and Family Services.
“Part of our vision at Cayuse Government Operations is ‘Grow the Company, Grow the People,’” said Executive Managing Director Randy Willis. “We are proud to give back to the community and look forward to watching these important youth programs flourish.”
“We already had so many opportunities before, and this just expanded them by a lot. It’s going to be really good for us youth and I’m really excited to see what it’s going to bring,” said Miracle Edmiston, Youth Leadership Council publicist.
The Council provides a collective voice for CTUIR youth, helps them transition from youth leadership to tribal leadership and serves as a means of mobilizing and coordinating the actions of youth, other community members and organizations toward positive goals and aspirations.
The After School Education Program runs five days a week, 48 weeks a year and enrolls 205 students – providing care, education and social opportunities during afternoons and evenings.
“It’s great to see the youth programs being supported,” said Smith. “Before Cayuse, I worked with various tribal youth programs such as the After School Program. The children who I worked with in those programs are now adults and are doing great things. Keeping these activities going is providing a safe and positive environment for the youth.”
The Cayuse Government Operations business unit, part of the Cayuse Holdings family of companies, operates numerous SBA 8(a) certified companies and small businesses that service federal, state, local and civil contracts. It offers a diverse set of business lines, workforces, and credentials to provide solutions for government clients throughout the world, serving as prime or subcontractors.
Caption: Cayuse Government Operations employees Ron Smith and Preston Eagleheart present a $13,000 check to students and leaders of two youth programs – After School Education Program and the Youth Leadership Council – of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Cayuse Government Operations