Youth Advisory Board

Youth Advisory Board (YAB)

Empowers students to inspire positive change through servant leadership.


  • Available to all students in grades 8 - 12 who live in the Choctaw Nation's service area
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or have a student/exchange visitor visa
  • Must participate in two consecutive meetings
  • Participate in any combination of two projects/events, trainings, or quarterly conferences

How to Apply

Apply for membership online using the Chahta Achvffa portal.

Additional Information

The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) empowers youth to become leaders with a servant attitude toward others. This program utilizes a leadership curriculum to develop students’ potential through creative thinking, presentation, planning and team building to foster success as tomorrow’s leaders. Students are inspired to use their service leadership skills through community service projects to promote positive change within their communities.

John Maxwell Youth Leadership Values Program

Community Service Initiatives

  • Promoting literacy
  • Going Green Initiative
  • Community partnerships
  • Town/City beautification
  • Mentoring younger children
  • Working to provide food security
  • Volunteering at local shelters
  • Soldier/Veteran appreciation

Community Service Awareness

  • Personal health
  • Tobacco use prevention
  • Fitness/health awareness
  • Domestic violence prevention
  • Underage drinking prevention

Choctaw Nation Sponsored Events

  • Veterans Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Trail of Tears Walk
  • Chief’s Easter Egg Hunt
  • College Connect/Career Expo
  • State of the Nation Address
  • Labor Day Festival

Youth Advisory Board Sponsored Events

  • Speech contest
  • Financial literacy
  • Quarterly conferences
  • Monthly collaboration

Contact Information



CNO Headquarters

Choctaw Nation Headquarters
1802 Chukka Hina
Durant, OK 74701