Young Living Foundation and Heart Of America Partner to Provide Essential Resources for Navajo Students and Families
MONUMENT VALLEY, Utah, July 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Today, the National Nonprofit Heart of America (HOA) takes another key milestone in its ongoing work to distribute vital resources to Navajo students and families through an ongoing partnership with Young Living Essential Oils and The Young Living Foundation.
As an organization committed to tackling educational inequalities head-on by providing resources to students who need them most, HOA has grown acutely aware of the needs of Native American students in the Navajo Nation during the pandemic. The dire lack of resources for distance learning has highlighted long-standing inequalities and prompted HOA and Young Living to take action.
HOA and the Young Living Foundation have now installed education and solar home kits for 75 Navajo student families who are without power. These families identified by the San Juan School District, receive home education and solar kits that include school and art supplies, books, games, and a solar power plant kit that powers electronics, lights, and small appliances. The Young Living Foundation will also provide 100 Chromebook computers to be distributed by the San Juan School district.
The multi-phased partnership between the two organizations began in May 2021 as Young Living and HOA assembled 1,000 distance learning packs to address the challenges of learning on the reserve, where access to electricity is limited.
The project succeeds Wednesday July 21, with a transformation of the wellness center at Whitehorse High School in Montezuma Creek, Utah that the school is preparing for the start of the school year Students, whether they live in a city, rural community, or on a reserve, deserve as much social, emotional and physical support as possible as they embrace the myriad of learning changes COVID-19 has brought.
“Our partnership with Young Living has helped us do even more to tackle inequalities in education,” said Jill heath, Heart of American President and CEO. “Our goal is to provide essential educational spaces and resources for students and families to thrive, and partners like Young Living are helping to make it happen.
Since 2009, the Young Living Foundation has donated a total of $ 23 million to meet the needs of communities around the world.
“The Young Living Foundation and Young Living Essential Oils are deeply committed to bridging the equity gap between underfunded communities locally and globally, and providing individuals with opportunities to lead independent and sustainable lives,” said declared Jackie skinner, executive director of global philanthropy at Young Living. “Giving back and serving communities in need is embedded in who we are as a company.
About Heart of America
Heart of America provides high-quality resources and transforms spaces in underfunded schools and communities, helping close the gap in education spending by creating modern learning environments that are essential for children to reach their potential in a rapidly changing world. Through a six-step process that prioritizes listening and learning before acting, HOA designs and transforms spaces and builds partnerships, ensuring true collaboration and long-term sustainability. HOA has served over two million needy students by distributing over four million books, investing $ 4.5 million into technology and transforming more than 700 school libraries, cafeterias, gymnasiums, college and career centers, technology laboratories and many other educational spaces in less fortunate communities across North America.
About Young Living Essential Oils
Young Living Essential Oils is a global leader in essential oils based in Lehi, Utah. Founded in 1994, the company provides the highest quality essential oils and oil infused products available. Guided by the company’s Seed to Seal Standard, which incorporates strict sourcing and testing standards, Young Living’s essential oils are sourced from company-owned farms, partner farms, and certified suppliers. The company’s products not only support a healthy lifestyle, but also provide opportunities for more than 6 million global brand partners to share the unique benefits of essential oils while starting their own businesses. For more information, visit YoungLiving.com, follow @youngliving on Instagram, or like us on Facebook.
SOURCE Heart of America