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SERVICES - youth

"The internship program through Four Bands was invaluable experience because I discovered that by working closely with children I could serve as a role model and my actions could change other people's lives."

Jessie Carlson, Youth Entrepreneur Intern at Sioux YMCA in Dupree, SD

Wicoicage Sakowin kin un Wicakagapi (Building for the Seventh Generation) is a program that builds long-term employment and life skills of youth.

Four Bands offers an internship program that gives high school students the chance to receive hands-on work experience, learn valuable skills, establish a regular pattern of saving, and purchase long-term assets. Youth Entrepreneur Interns contribute half of their earnings to a matched savings account, or Individual Development Account (IDA), in order to build an asset base and pattern of saving money. Participants can use their savings for higher education or starting a business.

Alli Moran, Keynote Speaker, 2015 Entrepreneurship Fair
During her senior year at Cheyenne River Eagle Butte, Alli Moran completed the Four Bands Youth Entrepreneur Internship program. She went on to attend the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she majored in Indigenous Liberal Studies and also studied in the Business & Entrepreneurship program.

Making Waves is a multi-pronged approach designed to replace poverty and unemployment with financial literacy and entrepreneurship by integrating fundamental financial and entrepreneurial concepts into our schools with a comprehensive custom-designed curriculum.

The Wavemaker Scholarship program awards $500 scholarships to exceptional youth at each of our five reservation schools that are setting goals and committed to increasing their financial skills.

Four Bands is accepting applications for the 2014 Wavemaker Scholarships through Friday, March 21, 2014. All eligible high school seniors are encouraged to apply.

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