Youth Sports Program: Bigger, Faster, Stronger – Includes the motivational and leadership training Be an 11 program, the Readiness Program for kids 6th thru 8th grades and the BFS total Program for athletes 9th thru 12th grades. Activities include youth tackle football, cheerleading, basketball, 3 on 3 basketball, soccer, baseball, USGA Jr. golf, swimming, dance, wrestling and adult basketball league.
Rock ‘n the Rez Summer Program: This four-week program is conducted Monday through Thursday from 8:00am –4:30pm. It is designed for youth ages 5 –12 years, provides activities such as traditional singing, dancing, drumming, arts and crafts, hip-hop dancing, rock climbing, fishing, sports, swimming, traditional camp, filming music video, and field trips. Annually, this program culminates with a community celebration and showcase for the community, parents, relatives, friends, and community members. During the last project year, the Youth Leaders, Assistant Youth Leaders, and two Youth Coordinators provided supervision and oversight for this program
Tribal Youth Council: The Tribal Youth Council has grown from fifteen (15) to thirty (30) members, ranging in age from 12-19. The Council meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Their activities include fundraising, community projects, leadership camps, UNITY conference and the Northwest Indian Youth conference. They Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council has signed a resolution recognizing the Tribal Youth Council as a formal entity. The Council is also recognized as a UNITY Tribal Youth council.
The Council’s community projects have included cutting and stacking wood for elders, serving dinner at community events, cleaning and planting flowers at the neighborhood parks, helping at the Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indian conferences.
The fundraising projects have included 50/50 drawings, bake sales, and the largest fundraising project was a Youth Basketball Tournament.
The Tribal Youth Council also hosted dances for the Youth in the community; over the last three years 924 youth attended the eleven-hosted dances.
The After school Program: Activities include arts and crafts, traditional Native American dancing and drumming, hip hop dancing, swimming, games, physical activities, tutoring, and field trips. A total of 147 youth have participated in the after school program.
The Youth Program’s staff is dedicated to providing a safe, non-threatening atmosphere for youth of all ages. Our goal is to educate youth in order to make lifestyle change. We seek to leave members with a good experience that can be carried with them in the future.
For more information about Youth Programs visit the site www.manycultures1community.com.