Summer Youth Employment Services

Summer Youth Employment Services (Applications accepted January 1st through April 1st) 

  •  Participants ages 16- 21 on or before 1st day of work. 
  •  Participants are permitted to work 5 weeks. 
  •  Participants are provided with basic work skills and good work habits necessary to enter into the job market. 
  •  Placement with employing agencies such as businesses and organizations, both public and non-profit. 
  •  Employment training provided based on participant and service area needed. 
  •  Workman’s compensation insurance provided. 
  •  If required, background and drug screening is paid by the employer. 
  •  Summer Youth Virtual Job Shadowing

Summer Youth Employment Services Eligibility Requirements: 

Applicants applying for youth services must meet supplemental youth eligibility requirements. To determine applicant eligibility for youth employment and training programs, the following documents are required: 

  •  Copy of Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) or Tribal Membership – Federally Recognized Tribe 
  •  Copy of Photo Identification 
  •  Selective Service – Males 18 years and older 
  •  Household income verification (most recent check stub, w2, tax return, etc.) 
  •  Residence Verification – proof of mailing and physical address if different (junk mail, utility bill, etc.) 
  •  Signed Employability Development Plan 
  •  Signed Acknowledgement Form 
  •  Signed Statement of Understanding – Applicants below 18 years of age 


Adult employment and short term training reimbursement applicants may apply at any time. 

Classroom Training applicants attending a college or university will need to submit an application prior to deadline: 

Summer Youth Employment Services applicants MUST reapply each year prior to the application deadline

Application dates - Click here to apply
January 1st - April 1st


Contact our office by dialing 1-800-522-6170.
Classroom Training (CRT) - Coordinator at Extension 2462. 
On-the-Job Training (OJT) - Workforce Specialists at Extensions 2203, 2208, 2326 or 2394. 
Work Experience (WE) - Workforce Specialists at Extensions 2203, 2208, 2326 or 2394. 
Youth Work Program - Workforce Specialists at Extensions 2203, 2208, 2326, or 2394. 
Applicants must meet eligibility guidelines to receive Employment Services. 


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President Barack Obama signed WIOA into law on July 22, 2014. Congress passed the Act by a wide bipartisan majority; it is the first legislative reform in 15 years of the public workforce system. WIOA supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. (

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.

Programs are based on funding availability and are subject to change without prior notice. October 2019



Summer Youth Employment Program: Message from Chief



Summer Youth Employment Program: Orientation