Youth Education

NATIVE HEALTH offers online and in-person classes for early learners! For more information about our various programs, please email Lanasha:

Indigenous Young Chefs in the Kitchen

Indigenous Young Chefs in the Kitchen is an online class for Native American families. Each session includes a cooking segment, a reading segment, and an arts and crafts activity. Visit our Facebook page to view past videos:


Raising A Reader

Raising A Reader is a free, once a week, 8-week early literacy workshop, for children birth to age 5. Learn the importance of early literacy skills and how your child can use them to enter school, ready to learn. Families who attend are connected to local resources and will receive 12 Indigenous children’s books to build their home libraries. We have two cohorts this summer, one at NATIVE HEALTH Central and one at NATIVE HEALTH Mesa. All are welcome. This program is in collaboration with Southwest Human Development.


Kindergarten Boot Camp

Kindergarten Boot Camp is a free, once weekly, seven-week program for you and your 2024 kindergartener. Learn the skills your child will need to be successful in school. Light snacks will be provided. Our next class will be held on Fridays, June 7 – July 26, 2024, 10:30–11:30 a.m. at NATIVE HEALTH Central in Phoenix. Preregistration is required. This program is in collaboration with Phoenix Public Library. All are welcome. 

To sign up go to: For questions email:


Read it and Eat

Read it and Eat is a monthly program that provides early literacy opportunities and introducing families to healthy, affordable, easy cooking lessons, story time, crafts and families take home a bag of groceries. This program offered once monthly at NATIVE HEALTH Central and once monthly at NATIVE HEALTH Mesa. Past recipes have included Cantaloupe Salsa, Zucchini Cranberry Zoodle Slaw, Healthy Banana Splits, Three Sisters Salad, Blue Corn Nachos, Blue Corn Cookies, and more. This program is funded by Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and has been recognized nationally. Watch our Events Page or our social media sites (Facebook/Instagram) for upcoming dates!

For more information contact Gabby at (602) 279-5262, ext. 11011 or email:


Home Visiting Programs

NATIVE HEALTH has various home visiting programs including Health Start, Home Visiting, and LAUNCH, for families with children birth through eight years of age. There are monthly Group Connections, fun activities, and many other opportunities for support.  For more info, please contact Sheena: or Danielle: