An essential part of the South Central CASC’s Tribal Engagement Strategy is conducting tribal youth programs which are an important step in developing relationships, promoting native scientists in the climate related fields, and building capacity in the next generation of tribal staff.
We work with a variety of sources to attain these goals by providing youth camps, festivals and after school programs. We also provide educational resources on the topic of climate change for teachers and students alike. The resources provided here are for youth and youth leaders as well as teachers interested in helping tribal communities build resilience through the next generation.
Tribal Resilience Resources for Youth
The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA) Tribal Resilience Program (TRP) assists Tribes and staff to build resilience in order to meet pressing, complex challenges Indian Country and Alaska Native Villages must face. Follow the links below for more information on internships such as Pathways and job postings.
For Federal-wide Resilience Youth Resources, visit BIA.
Tribal Resilience Resources for Youth Brochure
Youth Camps & Conferences
Below are a list of different native youth camps we have partnered with. Click to the links to learn more.
Annual Intertribal Youth Climate Leadership Congress
Student Resilience Resources
Learn more about how human beings impact the planet and how a career in science can help preserve resources for future generations!
AIHEC & Tribal Colleges/Universities
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) is the unifying voice of 37 Tribal Colleges & Universities (TCUs) nationwide. Click the links below to find out more about community projects, scholarships, annual conferences and internships.
Youth Resilience Networks