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Billy Mills Announces Fifth Round of $100k in Grants for Native Youth's Dreams on Anniversary of Greatest Olympic Race


October 26, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On October 14, 2018, fifty-four years to the day after winning Olympic gold in what has been repeatedly named the greatest race of all time, Oglala Lakota (Sioux) runner Billy Mills announced the fifth year of the Dreamstarter grant program to help American Indian youth bring their dreams to life. Ten native youth with projects around the theme of entrepreneurship will receive $10,000 grants from Running Strong for American Indian Youth to complete a project inspired by their dreams for themselves and their communities.

“The urgency to prepare our tribal youth in the arena of entrepreneurship is among the most important economic development challenges we face,” said Mills, who grew up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.


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