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Toksali SMART Program

Creating a SMART Workforce, the Toksali (to work) SMART (Successful Mindsets with Attitude and Readiness for Tomorrow) program provides workforce training and experience to youth ages 14 to 21. Students are encouraged to develop productive work patterns and behaviors in real-world environments. Innovative partnerships with a variety of community resources provide youth with meaningful job experiences, strengthening the community workforce.

Experiences may include job shadowing, mentoring, leadership opportunities, job training and more.

Paid training sessions are provided as part of the program. Attendance is required.

Worksites are located both within the Chickasaw Nation and local communities.

An online application for worksites interested in preparing youth for employment is available on this page.

SMART Benefits

-    Earn up to $2,000
-    Attain work experience
-    Learn new skills with on-the-job training
-    Receive career mentoring
-    Community service opportunities
-    Cultural education
-    Leadership development

You Provide

All required documents should be submitted before applications are considered. Incomplete applications are not eligible to participate in the program.

  • Tribal citizenship card with photo or government issued photo ID
  • Social Security card
  • Letter of acknowledgement from Selective Service or signed request form to receive number from Selective Service (male applicants, ages 18 and older)
  • Transcript, high school diploma, GED certification, etc., required if applicant has completed high school
  • Verification of residence (rent receipts, utility bills, etc.)
  • Income verification (most recent check stubs, benefit letters, etc.) for all household members ages 18 and older (If self-employed, profit and loss schedule C on income tax return or bank statement.)
  • Completed Toksali Smart Application
  • Completed I-9 (Tax Form Instructions)
  • Completed W-4
  • Completed direct deposit form OR Pay Card Form (choose one)
  • In-School Youth Eligibility Verification
  • Agreement/Consent Form

Eligibility

  • Must be between the ages of 14 and 21 by June 1
  • Must reside within the Chickasaw Nation boundaries
  • Must be an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation or another federally recognized tribe, including Alaskan Natives.

Other Information

Training Areas:

  • Chickasaw Nation Core Values
  • Chickasaw Language
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Financial Literacy
  • Character/Leadership Development
  • Mentoring
  • Wellness/Nutrition
  • Occupational Skills Training
  • Customer Service
  • Leadership Development Opportunities
  • Higher Education Supportive Programs/Services
  • Job Skills
  • Academic Skills Assistance/Tutoring
  • Cultural Experiences

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

This service is available inside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Locations

Toksali SMART Office - Ada
1001 N. Country Club Road, Suite 800
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 310-9240

Toksali SMART Office - Ardmore
2341 N. Commerce
Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401

(580) 310-9242

Toksali SMART Office - Purcell
1430 Hardcastle Blvd.
Purcell, Oklahoma 73080

(580) 310-9241

Toksali SMART Office - Tishomingo
815 E. 6th St.
Tishomingo, Oklahoma 73460

(580) 387-2780