Ponca tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Tribal Youth program
The Ponca Tribal Youth Program provides services, programs, and activities to tribal and community youth, with an emphasis on education and culture. Activities are held year-round with-in the tribal community. The ultimate goal of the Ponca Tribal Youth program is to aim at providing a healthier lifestyle for Ponca Youth in order to prevent high rates of teen suicide, delinquency, truancy, school drop-out, alcohol and substance abuse. Leadership development will be provided for prevention and intervention purposes in areas of education with relevant activities for peer pressure or counseling services.
The Ponca Tribal Youth Program currently has an After-School Program that provides studying time, tutoring, snacks, and scheduled programming such as cultural activities, art, hand games, bingo, sports, and holiday activities.