What does it mean to be a partner with Meskwaki Youth Development Program?
We are looking for businesses & organizations that align with our mission, vison, priorities, & goals:
Our Mission To improving the quality of life for tribal youth who are residing on the settlement and in surrounding communities by providing programs and activities that support our culture. Our Vision We envision a future where all Meskwaki youth will use there Meskwaki Culture and knowledge to help them survive and triumph by making positive life choices as they grow. Our Priorities Meskwaki Youth Development Program has created the five pillars of success model:
Employment, Mentorship, Leadership, & Education
Activities & Services
Culture, Language, History, & Spirituality
Health, Wellness, Sports, Parks & Recreation
Financial Sustainability & Stability
Expose: Increase Meskwaki youth to various cultural and non-cultural activities such as music, art, STEM, afterschool programs, and physical and mental wellness based programs.
Experience: Increasing the youth’s experiences by regularly scheduled hands on activities, short term projects, cultural games, puzzles, Meskwaki language vocabulary, educational field trips, and technology projects.
Engage: Increase the youth’s engagement by regularly scheduled activities that are youth lead and directed, curriculum based activities that are more complex, and mentorship lead programs.
Enrich: Enrich the youth’s experiences through career explorations, internships, partners, site visits, and additional resources.
Expand: Expand our programs, partnerships, youth lead problem solving projects, and facilities.
As a partner...
You will be helping prepare tomorrow’s workforce.
Direct scholarship funding from our program with access to our MYDP Partner Portal.
You will be kept informed of program activities, events, and goals through our program emails.
Not only will your business logo and website link be added to our Partner Page, but we will also send out Emails to our parents highlighting your activities and programs.
Your business will become more visible as you interact with our Meskwaki youth and families. Activities like career fairs and youth conferences are just a couple examples of ways you may choose to participate.
If you are interested in becoming a partner please fill out the commitment form we will contact you soon!