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Cherokee Youth Council gives Cherokee teenagers a voice and helps develop leadership skills for the long term

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

In the Cherokee culture, all voices—from youth to elders—are heard and respected. Established in 2007 through a grant from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, the Cherokee Youth Council (CYC) honors the valued voice of youth, as was the tradition in the days of the Cherokee Grand Council. CYC nurtures youth empowerment by providing opportunities for middle school and high-school students to improve leadership skills through a Cherokee culture-based program.

Through the program, young people are seen and heard, voicing their perspectives on EBCI community issues.… read more


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