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MVSKOKE YOUTH OPPORTUNITY GRANT

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Online Application Only
Reminder that if applicant is 17 or younger, to please have the parent/guardian complete the application. 

If the applicant is 18 and over, the youth will have to apply for themselves. 

Please apply at least 6 weeks before financial assistance is due to opportunity. This allows our office to process the application, request additional documents, and secure the funding ability. 
Send Documentation to (text or email): 
youthservices@muscogeenation.com
Grant Purpose

Purpose of the Mvskoke Youth Opportunity Grant is to assist enrolled citizens of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, ages 0-24, with participation in cultural, educational, and non-educational extra-curricular activities.

The grant is available each fiscal year, as long as the youth is eligible and funds are available. (Oct 1-Aug 1)

​VARIOUS OPPORTUNITIES- Max $250

  • EX: sports, arts, music, rodeo, cultural, educational, & leadership activities (no school supplies or school tuition)

  • Laptops- High School or College students ONLY

DRIVERS EDUCATION & TUTORING - Max $500

  • Tutoring- must provide proof of "denial of services" from school & total cost.

  • Drivers Ed- must provide proof of registration & total cost.

EDUCATIONAL & LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES- ONLY:

  • Outside the youth's state of residence- Max $1,000

  • Outside the youth's country of residence- Max $2,000

Maximum Amounts

*Grants cannot exceed the maximum amounts listed.

**Educational opportunities are required to provide educational credits.

Eligiblity
  • Must be an enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.​

  • Must provide a copy of the youth's citizenship card.

  • Must be age 24 or under 

  • Must complete an online application

  • Laptop requests must show proof of high school or college enrollment

  • Out of state/International Education related requests MUST show proof of educational credit

  • Additional documentation MAY be needed to justify costs.

  • Who can attend?
    The festival was designed for young people ages 12 and up, however all ages are welcome!
  • Where can I buy a ticket?
    You can register for your free ticket at http://creekchella.evenbrite.com or using the link below. Tickets will not go on sale until March 19th.
  • What's the cost?
    Entry into the festival and kickball tournament (more info coming soon) are FREE, however the food does have a cost.
  • Do I have to be Native American to attend?
    No, the festival is open to everyone!
  • How do I become a youth vendor?
    Put in an application! Youth vendors must be ages 10-30. Forms are available below.
  • Will there be parking available?
    There is plenty of free parking at the Claude Cox Omniplex.
  • Will there be restrooms available?
    Yes, inside the Mvskoke Dome there are restrooms. Including a family restroom.
  • Will debit/credit cards be accepted for food.
    We cannot guarantee that food vendors will be able to accept debit/credit cards. We encourage attendees to bring cash for food.
  • What genre of musicians are you looking for?
    All genres! However, music performed must be appropriate for youth and should: - be respectful of all people (including race, gender and sexual orientation) - not be sexual in nature - not contain profanities - not promote any type of violence (including sexual and domestic), gangs, or drug use
  • How "local" do the musicians have to be? "
    We are looking for musicians that are from or around Oklahoma.
  • Do the musicians have to be Native American?
    You do not have to be a Native American artist or band to submit a video.
  • What type of video should musicians submit?
    We are asking for performance videos, whether that's from a concert you've been in or a video of you performing at home. Videos may be submitted via the link below.
  • Do musicians have to submit contact information as well?
    Contact information would be helpful to upload, however if you are easily searchable then we will find you!
  • How do I put in a request to setup a resource booth?
    You may contact Tyler Stone at tyler.stone@creekhealth.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Applicant must be in good standing

Failure to comply with requirement (after the grant is received) will result in the youth being ineligible for one calendar year from the date that all documents are received.

Documents

MYOG

Information

Post-Grant Documents

Awardee Highlights

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Memphis Black

Age 14

Memphis Black has been tumbling for 4 years at McIntosh Tumbling. He competes on floor, double-mini, and trampoline. During those four years, he has gained several awards, including: the Oklahoma/Texas State Champion on all three events each year, 2017 Athlete of the Year, 2018 Trampoline Athlete of the Year, and 2019-2021 National All-Star Team. He has won four USTA National Championships, including this years Sub-Advanced Double-Mini National Champion Award in Charleston, WV. Memphis used the grant for the last two years to attend nationals. In addition, Memphis has obtained his USTA Jr. Coaching Certification, and coaches younger athletes during the season.

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Alexandria and Jayden Jordan

Ages 17 and 14

Alexandria and Jayden accessed the MYOG to help pay for cheer. Both girls cheer at Twist and Shout All-Stars. Alexandria’s team, the Diamonds, won a full paid bid to the World Championships, and Jayden’s team, the Junior Judges, won a bid to The Summit (The equivalent of the World Championships). Alexandria and Jayden love to volunteer in their spare time and have volunteered with Union Little League cheer and served food at a local food bank.

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LynDee Hammer

Age 13

LynDee accessed the MYOG to attend an educational trip to New York City. LynDee reported that the trip allowed her to experience many different cultures and learn about art and architecture. She was able to learn about immigration and also visit the 9/11 Memorial. She also learned practical knowledge of how people in NYC commute to work and school and purchase groceries. LynDee hopes to do missionary work in her future and feels like this is a steppingstone to travel the world and help others. As a part of the grant, LynDee decided to create her own Service Learning project to complete her Service Learning hours. She did a 2 ½ week drive to collect backpacks and supplies to be donated to a Fostering Hope of Muskogee—an organization that offers assistance to newly placed foster children and their foster families. She collected 20 filled backpacks and other supplies that included diapers and wipes.

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