Youth Program

Tsek Houdaqh “Where the Children Are”

Safe, Positive Environment—Club staff, facilities, programs and age-appropriate settings create stability, consistency and sense of physical and emotional safety for members.

The Club provides structure and clearly defines acceptable behaviors.

Fun- the Club generates fun for members. Members develop a strong sense of belonging through connections they establish with staff and peers.

Staff members make the Wiyot Club feel like home, fostering a family atmosphere and creating a sense of ownership for members.

Culture— The Club provides cultural activities which include: Wiyot Language, traditional arts, regalia making, and other modern and traditional cultural practices guided by community elders and leaders.
Improve academic achievement—

Tsel Houdaqh offers individualized tutoring and homework Power Hour which seeks to improve student math skills, reading skills and reading appreciation. Provides school supplies to needy students.

Healthy Lifestyle-- the Wiyot Club offers a healthy afterschool snack, and daily physical activities as well as a healthy breakfast and lunch during the summer.

Club programming includes Together Raising Awareness for Indian Life, Smart Girls and Smart Boys.
Supportive Relationships- Club youth develop meaningful relationships with peers and adults. Staff members actively encourage such relationships.

Opportunities and Expectations— The Wiyot Club youth acquire physical, social, technological, artistic, financial and life skills. The Club encourages members to develop moral character while staff reinforce high expectations

Recognition— The Club recognizes and supports young people’s self-worth and accomplishments. 
Staff members encourage youth and provide positive reinforcement as they make improvements and experience successes.

Positive Self-Identity—Youth set and attain goals and have a positive view of their future, confidently making necessary decisions to achieve their life plans.  They become self-sufficient and are able to support themselves and other.

Health and Well-being—Youth adopt a healthy diet. They practice healthy lifestyle choices and make a lifelong commitment to fitness.

Positive Values—Youth develop and demonstrate strong character and are guided by positive value including honesty, integrity, caring and fairness.

Commitment to Learning- Youth value education and lifelong learning and make learning an integral part of their future plans.

Social Competency—Youth have positive relationships with family, friends and coworkers and appreciate cultural diversity.

The Wiyot Youth Center, Tsek Houdaqh "Where the Children Are" a positive place to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens by celebrating their culture and community, enjoying healthy fun with their peers, and to learn new skills and self-confidence under the guidance of responsible adults.

Through frequent participation in Programming that intentionally incorporates the Key Elements; young people become productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

Cultural Competency—through regular participation in cultural activities, tribal youth will be grounded in their culture


Application for Tsek Houdaqh

Wiyot Parent Committee

The Wiyot Parent committee is an advisory committee to the social service department's youth program and makes recommendations to the Wiyot Tribal Council. Please refer to the Social Services calendar for scheduled committee meetings. 
Childcare Development Fund  

Child Care Subsidy Program

Childcare subsidies are available for Wiyot youth in childcare between the ages of 0-12 yrs.  Funding is limited

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