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