EBCI (American Indians)

Programs for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Cherokee Youth Council

The Youth Council gives young enrolled members of the tribe, grades 7 through 12, the opportunity to make their voices heard on issues that are important to them, serve their community and develop their leadership skills.
(828)736-0401

Cherokee Reservation Cooperative Extension Office

The Extension Office is the home of the Cherokee Youth Council, 4-H Headquarters on the Qualla Boundary and the Costa Rica Eco-Study Tour sponsored by Cherokee Preservation Foundation.
(828)497-3521

Cherokee Youth Center Boys & Girls Club

The purpose of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to promote the social, educational, health, leadership, and character development of boys and girls during critical periods of their growth. The club provides a safe place to learn and grow and provides life-enhancing programs and character development experiences.
(828) 497-3119

Cherokee Challenge

Cherokee Challenge has replicated NIYLP’s Venture Program with some modifications to address the needs of students in Cherokee, NC. The Cherokee Challenge program has a sixth grade program, a peer leader program for ages 14-18, an experiential learning challenge program, and a youth leadership camp.
challenge@smnet.net
(828) 497-7291

Junaluska Leadership Council

The program teaches communication and leadership skills to youth through exposure to tribal government processes.
(828) 497-7470

Cherokee Elementary School’s Sacred Path Program

The goal of the program is to build a classroom community, resolve conflict and build character through Cherokee culture. (828) 497-9130

Smoky Mountain High Schools Indian Unity Council

The Council assists youth development through information about American Indian culture delivered by guest speakers and students.
(828) 586-2177

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Management Programs

Harrah’s training and professional staff delivers a curriculum consisting of career enhancement, manager excellence and manager preparation offerings.
(828) 497-8886

Cherokee Choices Mentor Program

The mentoring program is a youth development program for fourth through sixth graders designed to enhance coping skills to improve health.
(828) 497-1970