Prevention Model: Session 1 – Building a Youth Development Program

According to research and studies completed by the Indian Health Services, Health and Human Services and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, most American Indian and Alaska Native communities experience youth crime and deviant behavior between the hours of 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm on school days.   Furthermore, it has been discovered by the aforementioned research entities that organized afterschool and summer programs specifically designed for Native American Youth decrease community crime rates upwards of 35% in the immediate areas of said organized programs for Native American Youth.  Further indicators reveal that Native American Youth participants in productive afterschool and summer programs have a higher chance of building stronger self-image and the ability to work independently and with youth groups of their similar age range.

Training Objectives:

  • What is Youth Development as it relates to the Native American Community
  • How does one start a Youth Development Program within their Native American afterschool and/or summer program
  • What is a Needs Assessment as it relates to a Native American Youth Development Program
  • What are some of the processes of matching existing resources (both Tribal and Non-Tribal) with special needs that are identified within the   Native American Youth Development Program


Robert Cloud North, Director of Operations and Development

Bryan Granie, Assistant Director of Operations and Development

Seminole Tribe of Florida Boys & Girls Club

Date:  May 10, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Instructor:

    Robert Cloud North

  • Robert Cloud North is the Director of Operations for the Seminole Tribe of Florida Hollywood Boys and Girls Club. He established and Developed Boys & Girls Clubs on the Big Cypress, Brighton, Immokalee and Hollywood Reservations from 2005-2018. In addition, Robert was the Presenter at the Native Youth Mentoring Initiative Conference 2014, George Washington University, Washington, DC.

  • Category:

    Community Development, Safe & Healthy Communities, Self-Monitoring, Tribal Government, Webinars

  • Offered: Online
  • Start: May 10, 2018 -
  • End: May 10, 2018 -