Dianne encourages me to dream big and express my ideas.Mago H.

Nike Design Project for Native American Youth

Every student in the SAI Mentorship program has a vision of how they can change the world. This was Sam Matsonʼs vision. Sam worked with Nikeʼs senior ʻAir Jordanʼ designer, Jason Mayden, to build a project that gave Native American youth the opportunity to engage with professional designers and create their own shoe designs using their cultural narrative. This slide show demonstrates what a motivated seventeen-year-old and a generous group of high-level designers can do to educate youth and affect positive change in their lives.

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