Cherokee Youth Council

Cherokee Youth Council

The Cherokee Youth Council is a culturally based leadership program striving to empower tribal youth through the development of cultural identity, leadership skills, and community service.  Our program uses the following 7 Cherokee Core Values to guide all our activities and community involvement:

ᎤᏩᏙᎯᏴᏓ ᎢᎦᏓᏍᎬᎢ
Group Harmony

ᎠᏓᏅᏙᎩ ᎤᏓᎴᏅᎯ
Spirituality

ᎤᏟᏂᎩᏓ ᎠᏓᏅᏖᏗ ᏚᏳᎪᏛᎢ
Strong Individual Character

ᎪᎵᏨᎯ ᏗᎦᏓᎴᏅᎢ
Sense of Place

ᎦᎸᏉᏗ ᎤᎶᏐᏅᎯ
Honoring the Past

ᏗᏂᏲᏟ ᏗᎨᏲᏗ
Educating the Children

ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ ᏃᎴ ᎤᏬᏨᏗ ᎠᏓᏅᏖᏗ
Sense of Humor

ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS

  • Wide variety of cultural programs
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Cultural Exchange programs with other tribes
  • International travel opportunities
  • School clubs and activities
  • Youth empowerment and educational conferences

MEMBERSHIP

  • The CYC is open to enrolled members of the EBCI between the 7th and 12th grades that are in good standing in all area schools serving EBCI students to include home schoolers.
  • In order to be eligible for travel opportunities, CYC members are required to participate in group and individual community service opportunities; fundraising events; and attend monthly CYC meetings and activities.
  • Follow the CYC Code of Conduct and uphold the 7 Cherokee Core Values

Cherokee Youth Council Application

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CHEROKEE YOUTH COUNCIL APPLICATION

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