Student & Learning Programs, Services & Resources
We work closely with partner schools and school districts to provide a range of quality learning and student programs, services, and resources that promote education and experiences, enhancing the quality of life for our entire community.
We encourage our FMYN Tribal members to attain their goals in education and we are here to assist them. The Higher Education scholarship provides financial assistance to enrolled Tribal members of Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
The program serves students attending accredited vocational, undergraduate, and graduate colleges/universities as they pursue their educational goals. Our Higher Education Coordinator works with participants to evaluate transcripts, select institutions, arrange campus tours, and assist students with progressing toward completion of their programs. You can download an application form here.
The mission of the FMYN Summer Youth Program is to: “Provide a stimulating environment that empowers Fort McDowell youths’ sense of identity and pride in their Yavapai heritage; provide a forum within which they can express their ideas, engage in critical thinking, and explore their talents and interests; encourage the youth to aspire to lives enriched with meaning and purpose.”
The program runs for six weeks each summer starting the first week of June. Although the basic structure of the Program remains constant, the content and wide variety of activities changes from year to year. For reference, you can download the 2015 program handbook here.
Through home visits, book exchanges, parenting groups, and an emphasis on transition to school, Early Steps Home/School Liaisons help children with language and social and emotional development. They also equip parents and caregivers with the skills needed to successfully support children’s growth.
The program is free to Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Tribal and community members. To enroll contact Nina Sanders at 480-789-7215, or Liela Williams at 480-789-7212.
The Common Core State Standards, recently renamed Arizona’s Career and College Ready Standards in Arizona, provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant in the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers in the 21st century. The Common Core State Standards are the first step in providing our young people with a high-quality education. It should be clear to every student, parent, and teacher what the standards of success are in every school.
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Youth Council is a community youth leadership development program designed to foster the physical, social, mental, and cultural development of each member. An age range of 14-24 years old is set for the officers according to UNITY requirements, but there is no age requirement for youth who are interested in attending Youth Council activities and events. Visit their website for more information www.fmyn-dvat.org/our-
The Youth Council is funded by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and was established by resolution number 93-30, dated March 15, 1993. The Youth Council is also an established affiliate of the United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY, Inc.) network, www.unityinc.org.
The mission of the Fort McDowell Tribal Library is to provide quality services, resources, and lifelong learning opportunities through books and a variety of other formats to meet the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs and interests of Tribal members, community members, and employees of the Nation.
The library provides access to books, newspapers, magazines, computers, DVDs and the Internet for patrons of all ages.
Visit the library website at www.ftmcdowelltriballibrary.org.