St. Joseph’s Indian School Named Top-Rated Nonprofit

St. Joseph’s Indian School was recently named a “2022 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.

President Mike Tyrell feels the recognition directly results from the entire organization’s hard work and the faithful support of donors. “Thanks to GreatNonprofits for the award. We are honored and humbled to be acknowledged as a top-rated charity. We do fantastic things here partnering with Native American youth and their families in our mission to educate for life – mind, body, heart and spirit, and this award affirms the diligence and hard work of many.”

The rating and number of reviews that St. Joseph’s Indian School received from volunteers, donors and aid recipients are the basis for the Top-Rated Nonprofit Award. One reviewer writes, “I have supported St. Joseph’s Indian School since 2003 because they not only teach Native American children the skills they need to succeed in modern society, but [also] educate them in the traditional ways of their culture, as well as the near-extinct Lakota language. The school is also about more than education: It provides health care to the students, help for abused women, counseling for each student … and during the summer a bookmobile that travels to the reservations and a day camp.”

Executive Director of Development Kory Christianson is grateful for the continued strong support of donors. “We receive such support from all over the country and the world. To be recognized as a top-rated charity not only edifies the work of all staff with our families and students but also acknowledges the wówačhaŋtognake (Lakota for great generosity) of our friends and benefactors who ensure we can fulfill our mission,” he said.

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