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.
- Child Care Assistance is available to tribally-enrolled children ages 4 weeks through 12 years old. Applications are available at our main office at 200 W 5th Ave in Nome or can be printed off
- Child Care Assistance is available for licensed center-based, licensed family child care and tribally approved relative providers care.
- Our Relative Provider Program enables grandparents, aunts, uncles, or siblings (living in separate household) to get paid for watching a relative’s child(ren) while the relative is engaged in an eligible activity. Eligible activities include a minimum of 20 hours participating in, work, job search, enrolled in an education or job training program, conducting subsistence activities, or enrolled in a treatment program. This program is made possible by 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 Provider Program Application here (Relative Provider Program Application).
General Childcare Assistance Program
Nome Eskimo Community (NEC) Youth Services Program provides tribal child care assistance for NEC families. Children need to be tribal members between the ages of 4 weeks through 12 years old residing within the city of Nome or the 25 miles surrounding Nome. Parents or guardians must be engaged in an eligible activity or combination of activities which meet the criteria for child care assistance.
Parent(s) or guardian(s) must be engaged in an eligible activity or combination of eligible activities for a minimum of 20 hours per week to receive child care assistance. Eligible activities include:
- Employment (self-employment or with an organization)
- Engaged in job search
- Enrolled in an educational program (i.e., GED, college courses)
- Enrolled in a job training program
- Conducting subsistence activities
- Enrolled in a treatment program
This Program will provide scholarships/financial assistance to parents of tribally enrolled children who are attending or enrolled in licensed childcare facilities and programs such as preschool/daycare/headstart.
Apply in person at our main office or download an application here(Child Care Assistance Application).
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.
Youth Services Contact