Who doesn't want a healthy and happy family? Luckily, Chickasaw families have access to youth camps and clubs to inspire and encourage young people. Cultural workshops and directories connect families to their tribe. And a full range of crisis intervention programs help families when they need it the most.
The Chickasaw Nation Native Explorers Program is a unique and educational learning experience designed to expose young people to the fields of earth science, natural science, biomedical science and medicine. Led by scientists, physicians, educators and professional mentors, participants are guided by experts on paleontological expeditions, anatomy explorations, preservation initiatives and much more. The hands-on classes and inventive excursions also teach young Chickasaws how modern science connects to their own culture. The various career opportunities and internships available within these fields are shared with students interested in pursuing the sciences. Native Explorers is available to Chickasaw students ages 6 to 18 who reside in the Ada and Ardmore, Oklahoma, areas. For more information, visit Chickasaw.net.