Division of Indian Work YLDP

Youth Leadership Development Program

Division of Indian Work's Youth Leadership Development Program (YLDP) encourages well-rounded success by providing youth with a wide variety of learning opportunities and academic support, including after-school tutoring, cultural enrichment, and recreational, environmental and artistic activities. 


be@school works directly with Anishinabe Academy to track, monitor and improve school attendance for American Indian youth in grades K-8 and advocates on the importance of getting children to school on time and educates parents and guardians on the state's truancy law. 

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Prevention (ATODP) Program

ATODP teaches the use of culture and life skills as preventative measures against alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse by providing education and cultural activities. 

Academic & Activity Program

Academic & Activity Program offers homework help and tutoring, cultural instruction, recreational activities and field trips, and prevention of at-risk behavior for American Indian youth in grades 1-12.

Summer Program

Summer Program combines recreational activity, educational experiences, and cultural awareness in a summer vacation program, implemented in part by Division of Indian Work YLDP staff in partnership with Children's Defense Fund American Indian Freedom School in South Minneapolis. 

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