Yakama Nation Housing Authority has two Youth Coordinators who work with the housing children. Their main location is at the Apas Goudy Community Center. There the children have a safe place to do their school work, play board games, piece together puzzles, work on activity booklets, make crafts and have a healthy snack. There are two laptops for the children to use to either play online games or to do research for school.
At the Community Center Youth Activities host holiday events (Christmas, New Years, Valentines, St. Patrick’s, Easter, Halloween Thanksgiving, etc.) where the kids are provided a light lunch and crafts to make to take home. At some the events we invite other programs to bring out their own activity for the children.
Some of the programs that attend outdoors events are:
Yakama Nation Youth Activities
Yakama Nation Wildlife and Fisheries
Yakama Nation Early Intervention Program
Throughout the year we also take kids on field trips some of the places we have gone to are Schell’s Corn Maze, The Majestic, Meadowbrook Family Fun Center, Get Air Trampoline Park, City Pool and Martin Luther King Jr. Park. This summer we will be going out to other parks to take out activities for the children in Adamsview, Wolfpoint, New Addition, and Totus.