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YOUTH SERVICES

Sacred Leaders

Culturally Relevant Out-of-School Time Opportunities for Youth

The Sacred Leaders program uses different methods (i.e. storytelling, arts, out of town/state retreats, elders, etc.) to teach youth the differences between commercial and traditional tobacco, and develop their leadership skills while becoming involved in policy education and advocacy around commercial tobacco-related issues that impact the community; learning about and doing community-based participatory research; providing tobacco related peer education to younger Golden Eagles’ youth; and providing resources and information to the community on how to quit smoking.

Youth earn stipends and other gifts for their time and service.

ELIGIBILITY

Priority is given to American Indian youth ages 12-18. Youth that do not identify as American Indian are welcome to participate in our American Indian culturally focused programs.

SERVICES

  • Group programming 2x’s per week
    Group mentoring
    Leadership skills training
    Meal provided at each group
    Transportation to and from program as needed (limited capacity)

MEETING SCHEDULE

  • Youth ages 12-18 meets on Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30 pm – 6 pm
  • Overnight out of town/state trips vary (additional consent required)
  • Special events vary each year

FORMS TO APPLY

Coming soon

SPONSORED BY

Mn Department of Health
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Millie Hernandez

Branch Director
(612) 879-1754
mhernandez@maicnet.org

Shawna Dillon

Sacred Leaders Program Coordinator