Application Deadline for Toksali SMART Program

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Native American youth have the opportunity to gain real-world work experience while earning up to $2,000 by participating in the Chickasaw Nation Toksali Successful Mindsets with Attitude and Readiness for Tomorrow (SMART) Program.

In addition to work experience, Toksali SMART participants learn about higher education resources and job placement assistance.

Training in Chickasaw Nation core values, Chickasaw language, financial literacy, wellness, nutrition and customer service, community service opportunities, character and leadership development are also part of the program.

More than 680 Native American youth participated in the program last year, with many being placed in jobs aligned with their interests.

Many participants have gone on to work with the Chickasaw Nation, often attaining leadership roles through diligence and hard work.

Experiences may include job shadowing, mentoring, leadership opportunities and job training. Worksites are both within the Chickasaw Nation and local communities.

Applications for Toksali SMART will be accepted until April 13. Applications and supporting documents can be found at any area office.

The Toksali SMART program is a valuable experience for youth ages 14-21. The program invites all Native American youth who live within the Chickasaw Nation to apply.

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Last Updated: 03/12/2018