Summer Youth Employment Services

Summer Youth Employment Services

Helping youth succeed in the labor market by providing opportunities for employment, education, and training within Public Law 102-477.


  • Copy of front and back of CDIB and tribal membership card
  • Selective Service registration (males 18 and older)
  • Household income verification (most recent check stub, w2, tax return, etc.)
  • Residence verification (proof of mailing and physical address, if different)
  • Signed Employability Development Plan
  • Signed Acknowledgement Form
  • Signed Statement of Understanding – Applicants under 18 years of age

How to Apply

Apply online Jan. 1 through April 1.

Summer Youth Employment Services
PO Box 1210
Durant, OK 74702
Fax: 580-924-2923

Additional Information

  • Participants must be aged 16 to 21 on or before first day of work.
  • Participants are permitted to work five weeks.
  • Participants are provided with basic work skills and good work habits necessary to enter the job market.
  • Placement will be with employing agencies such as businesses and organizations, both public and non-profit.
  • Employment training is provided based on participant and service area needed.
  • Workers compensation insurance is provided.
  • If required, background and drug screening is paid by the employer.

Public Law 102-477 is the Indian Employment, Training, and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992, as amended by Public Law 106-568, the Omnibus Indian Advancement Act of 2000. Public Law 102-477 is unique among Federal legislation, in that it allows Federally-recognized Tribes and Alaska Native entities to combine formula-funded Federal grants funds, which are employment and training-related into a single plan with a single budget and a single reporting system.


CNO Headquarters

Choctaw Nation Headquarters
1802 Chukka Hina
Durant, OK 74701
Fax: 580-924-2923