NEC Youth Services provides activities and programs that promote culture, healthy lifestyles, and education to tribally-enrolled youth and families. Please take advantage of these opportunities! Our programs include:
- Through federal Johnson O’Malley Grant funding, NEC helps support Nome-Beltz Junior/Senior High School’s tutoring programs for grades 6-12.
- Our cultural after-school program on Mondays enables high school students to work on Native arts and culture projects.
- NEC has partnered with Nome Elementary School to develop a literacy program for 2nd and 3rd graders.
- During the summer, NEC funds help support Nome’s Kegoayah Kozga Public Library Summer Reading Program, as well as summer school through Nome Public Schools.
We provide as many cultural learning opportunities as possible for youth year-round.
- Our Outdoors Club runs throughout June and July for ages 6-12. Activities include picking surah, beach greens, and sourdock; trout fishing; making dry fish; hiking; berry picking; jam making; and Eskimo games.
- During spring break of 2021, NEC hosted a one-week program in which K-12 students made their own traditional fishing jiggers and took them ice fishing for tomcods.
- We look forward to developing more youth activities that fit with the cultural subsistence calendar.
NEC works to promote healthy families.
- Nome Preschool Scholarships are available to NEC tribally-enrolled children. Applications are available at our main office at 200 West 5th Ave. in Nome or can be printed here: Nome Preschool Scholarship Application.
- Our Relative Child Care Program enables grandparents, aunts, uncles, or siblings to get paid for watching a relative’s children while the relative is at work—as long as the care provider lives in a separate household from the children. This program is made possible by the federal Child Care and Development Fund. Feel free to call or email us for details. Apply in person at our main office or fill out and print a Relative Child Care Program Application application here.
Do you have questions about any of our Youth Services programs? Please feel free to call (907)443-2246 or use the contact form below.