Kickapoo Tribe of Okahoma
Tribal Youth Programs
Reduce, control, and prevent crime & delinquency by high-risk youth.
Increase number of high school graduates.
Provide a positive environment for youth to develop greater self esteem.
The Tribal Youth Program’s goal is to introduce topics to youth that are not addressed in the school
setting and help youth become well-rounded,
responsible individuals who will less likely engage in delinquent behavior.
The Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma TYP (Tribal Youth Program) mission is to nurture the aspiration of
Native Youth to be leaders of TODAY. We believe our young natives provided with the opportunity
will exceed expectation. With this advantage, youth will bring positive changes in their lives
and in their community.
Our youth TODAY will create a positive quality of life within the Kickapoo Tribal Community, for
themselves and be positive influences on younger generations.
The after-school program offers FREE tutoring for Native American Youth attending the jr. high and high schools.
The tutoring is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
This program is currently being offered at the Education Center Building #19 next to the Fitness Center.
The McLoud Public School Bus # 14 provides transportation to the tutoring site.
Parents are required to pick-up their students by 5:00pm after tutoring.
Leadership ProgramFamily communication and strengthening
Impact of drugs and alcohol
The youth can be referred by parent; health program, juvenile services, and tribal court.
The TYP leadership program will partner up with the Tribe’s Behavioral Health, Diabetes
Department, Indian Child Welfare, McLoud Library, and other resources to offer ongoing
workshops/sessions for youth.
This program will focus on:
Kickapoo Unity Youth Council
KTO UNITY Youth Council
The Kickapoo UNITY Council: is an affiliated youth council that is a part of over 200 diverse
American Indian Youth Councils across the United States.
The KTO Youth Council is a very active group in its community. The youth have participated and
volunteered in many tribal/community activities. As members of the youth council, the youth have
developed greater self-esteem, communication skills, and leadership skills.
Since the KTO UNITY Council formed in 2005, it has attended the Annual National UNITY Conference
every summer. The Conference has allowed youth to share cultural values, be a part of team-building
exercises, identify concerns & issues in the community, and participate in area caucuses which
allowed them to learn to conduct meetings in a professional manner.
2007—Oklahoma City, OK
2010—San Diego, CA
U.N.I.T.Y.’s (United National Indian Tribal Youth) MISSION is to foster the spiritual, mental,
physical, and social development of American Indian and Alaska Native Youth and to help build
a strong, unified, and self-reliant Native America through greater youth involvement.
This mission is based on the belief that the most effective way to bring about lasting and
positive change within Native America is to strengthen the capacity of tribal, village,
and urban Native youth (ages 13-24). Youth represent our greatest resource. Tribes, villages,
communities, and our nation will benefit from confident, engaging youth.
KTO UNITY Youth may be contacted @ KTOUnity on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/
NATIONAL UNITY CONFERENCE ATTENDED:
Summer Camp (Kamp Inuki)
TYP Summer Camp will give youth an opportunity to participate in a positive learning environment and to be educated
by members of professional community.
Topics will vary: life skills, cultural activities, social, financial, physical well-being, and access other
tribal programs and outside resources to educate youth
on topics not addressed in a traditional school setting.
4-Day Summer Camp
Fun Field Trips
College & Vocational Education Tours