Youth Advisory Board (YAB)

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The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) empowers youth to become leaders with a servant attitude toward others. Our program utilizes a leadership curriculum to develop the student’s 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 our communities.

Mission:  Empowering students to inspire positive change through servant leadership.

Youth Advisory Board 2021 Student Planner

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • Available to all 8th – 12th grade students
  • Must live in the Choctaw Nation Service Area
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have a student/exchange visitor visa
  • Participate in two consecutive meetings
  • Complete two YAB projects, trainings, or quarterly conferences

Download Application For Membership

PROGRAMS

  • John Maxwell Youth Leadership Values Program
  • Community Service Initiatives including
    • 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 including
    • Personal health
    • Tobacco Use Prevention
    • Fitness/health awareness
    • Domestic violence prevention
    • Underage drinking prevention
  • Choctaw Nation Sponsored Events including
    • 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 including
    • Speech contest
    • Financial literacy
    • Quarterly conferences
  • Monthly Collaboration

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM

  • Improving Communication skills
  • Networking and Collaboration
  • Building Confidence
  • Sense of Community
  • Heightened Self Awareness
  • Community and Cultural Awareness

YAB Chapter Contact Information:

  • Crowder, LeFlore North & McAlester - (580) 317-6670
  • Bryan Co. - (580) 775-4912
  • Atoka - (580) 775-4912
  • Atoka - (580) 317-7930
  • Bennington, County Line, & Soper - (580) 775-3018
  • Idabel - (580) 775-4912
  • Howe & LeFlore South – (580) 775-7650
  • Hartshorne, Latimer Co., Poteau & Stigler - (580) 775-3974
  • Battiest, McCurtain & Smithville - (580) 740-1204
  • Antlers, Clayton & Talihina - (580) 380-3452
  • Hugo & Rattan - (580) 931-7488

Choctaw Nation Youth Empowerment

Youth Empowerment/Youth Advisory Board 1802 Chukka Hina Durant, OK 74701 (800) 522-6170

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"The Choctaw Nation Youth Advisory Board (YAB) was created with one person in mind – you. You are the person we want to help develop a bright and productive future."
- Chief Gary Batton