Tribes Assisting Native Families will assist native families with the tools necessary to promote the empowering of Native families to become self-sufficient so they can support and nurture themselves, their children, and community.
- Assisting needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes.
- Reducing the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage.
- Preventing out-of-wedlock pregnancies.
- Encouraging the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.
Skokomish Youth Council
The Skokomish Youth Council is a Skokomish community based civic organization. The council is comprised of Youth between the ages of 13-19 and an adult advisor to oversee activities and events. The goal of the Skokomish Youth Council is to promote wellness and community involvement through; volunteerism, events and personal development. The Skokomish Youth Council currently meets every Thursday at 5:00 pm at the Youth Prevention lab.
If you have any questions please contact The Skokomish Youth Council Advisor:
Willy Grover 360-877-2200 ext. 2502
The Skokomish Tribe and Skokomish TANF Program would like to welcome you and your children to our Skokomish Youth Program recently renamed to “Q3Xub3sh” (kuh-hoo-buh-sh) which means “Big Family”. Q3Xub3sh (Big Family) is the way we see and treat one another here in the program. Like the old saying “it takes a village to raise a child”, we are a Twana Village and the children in the program are our children, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and even neighbors.
The Q3Xub3sh Youth Program will provide youth with a safe and fun youth program that can be enjoyed all year long. The program consist of two main functions one is the Summer Program and the other is After School Program. We also have unscheduled events such as tournaments and Native football/basketball Leagues and City League that takes up time on weekends.
The Summer Program is a seven week program that begins the first Monday after 4th of July. Monday-Thursday k-8th will be set up with a day camp environment, where youth participants are busy and learning most of the day. Fridays are set aside for teens to enjoy a safe, entertaining outing. Although it is summer time and youth will be out of school we will do our best and make moments throughout the day a teachable moment.
Summer Youth Employment gives 14-18 year olds an opportunity to gain job experience within our Tribal departments. Youth will be interviewed, trained and placed with mentors the last week of June for 8 weeks as Skokomish Youth Interns.
The After School Program runs Monday-Thursday from 3pm- 5pm. In the After School Program our main focus is always on homework. K-8th grade students stay right after school where YP Staff will be there waiting. Snack and transportation provided.
After School Program
|Monday & Tuesdays @ HCS||3pm-5pm|
|Wednesday & Thursday @ Manalt Education||3pm-5pm|
Open Computer Lab
If you have any questions you can reach our program staff at the TANF/Youth Prevention Lab (360) 877-2200.
Thank You, Skokomish Q3Xub3sh Youth Program Staff
|Site Manager||Lea Miller||360-877-2200 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Case Manager||Jamie Kenyon||360-877-2200 email@example.com|
|Case Manager||Mona Allen||360-877-2200 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Office Manager||Trisha Longshore||360-877-2200 email@example.com|
|Youth Prevention Coordinator||Dydemus Cordova||360-877-2200 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Youth Prevention Assistant||Fawn Gouley||360-877-2200 email@example.com|
|Activities Assistant||William Grover||360-877-2200 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mentor Tutor||Bill Heelan||360-877-2460 email@example.com|
|Mentor Tutor||Vacant||360-877-2460 x.2705|
|Alternative Resources, DSHS||Terri Butler||360 877-2200 firstname.lastname@example.org|