Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects

Hopi Youth Support

Hopi Youth Support

Support for Hopi Youth

Hopi girl at a social dance – photo by Sandra Cosentino

The kids are the future!

We have been providing learning activity books, school and art supplies and sports items support for the children’s at-home learning since 1999.

Hopi Kids Learning Enrichment Support  


Hopi families welcome in-home learning enrichment. art and sports supplies for the kids.

Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects, a Verde Valley-based non-profit since 1999, welcomes:

Tax-deductible monetary donations to purchase supplies dedicated to Shungopavi Youth Learning Enrichment Support   can be made on-line or by check; please see:

Many families have kids in need of clothing and nutritional support.

We also buy beds and bedding for kids in need.

We are provide needed supplies for Hopi foster children.

During the pandemic, we focused mainly on Shungopavi Village, the most traditional one at Hopi, has almost 1,000 people. This village has a goal to build a Youth Learning Center in a new modular building with the pandemic funding they hope to receive. The village now has a Wifi hub to support remote learning. The Village used to have a library in their community building but it was water damaged.  We coordinated with the Shungopavi Village to install a small start-up library to benefit the youth of the village with fiction and non-fiction books.


Hopi youth at 2nd Mesa during our 2016 Hopi Holiday Project by Bryan Philips

photo by Jackie Klieger

photo by Jackie Klieger

How you can get involved:

  • Become a Sponsoring Friend to a Hopi family and either ship packages monthly or make monthly recurring Paypal donations (link on home page) and we will send needed items to a family.
  • If you are local, you can shop and ship for the kids or we will arrange delivery.
  • Monetary Donations dedicated to Hopi youth support are welcome at any time. 
  • We sometimes meet  up with Hopi families in Flagstaff to purchase needed supplies and clothing–we welcome your donation for this and you can come meet them and help shop in person.
  • Make deliveries to Hopi for us of supplies for families

Supplies needed:

Exercise and dexterity development equipment – for pre-school to high school age such as balls, jump ropes, hula hoops, building blocks, kites

School backpacks, learning workbooks, flashcards (preschool and elementary) writing paper and pencils, pens, binders/ruled paper, and other learning aides.

Art supplies such as paper, crayons, acrylic paints, brushes, painting paper and boards (many youth sell their art), scissors.

Older children make can use of exacto knives, sandpaper and paints for their carving and rattle making which is part of the ceremonial support and also a way to learn livelihood skills.

New clothing and coats for all ages.  We do not take used clothing.

Children’s folding beds with good mattress and bedding sets (costs about $250 per set).

Pre-school playground equipment we purchased for 4 playgrounds in 2014

(balance beam and bouncer photos not taken at Hopi, shown here for illustration purposes; climbing cave photo by Sandra Cosentino was taken at 1st Mesa site right after it was installed by Hopi crew before the fill was placed around the equipment)

Related links:

Shungopavi Community Library

Hopi Holiday Project