Choctaw Nation Youth Advisory Board Announces Quarterly Meeting
Free youth leadership event on Oct. 8 at Robbers Cave
Published September 22, 2022
DURANT, Okla. – The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) Quarterly Conference will be held at Robbers Cave State Park on Saturday, Oct. 8. Members of all 25 YAB chapters in southeast Oklahoma, as well as potential new members, are invited to attend the free event. The youth leadership program is open to all students (members of any tribe and non-tribal) in eighth through 12th grades who reside on the Choctaw Reservation.
Robbers Cave State Park is located five miles north of Wilburton. At the meeting, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., students will receive breakfast, lunch, and snacks. After a student-led business meeting, two speakers will share how they became leaders in their fields. The afternoon will feature the “YABlympics,” a fun-filled series of competitions designed to encourage collaboration, ingenuity, and teamwork. All of the day’s activities will be held outdoors.
While reservations can be made up to and including the day of the event, students are asked to RSVP as early as possible. Also, free transportation to and from the event may be available. Contact [email protected] For more information about the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s Youth Advisory Board, visit the YAB Facebook page or Youth Advisory Board (YAB) webpage.
About The Choctaw Nation
The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 208,000 tribal members and 11,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, “Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture,” is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity.
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