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December 11, 2019

For Immediate Release
Dec. 11, 2019 
Media Contact: Darren DeLaune
O: (918) 732-7617
C: (918) 777-8457

Mvskoke Nation Youth Services to begin pilot mentorship program

Kickoff set for Jan.22

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Mvskoke Youth Services will be launching a pilot program, Mvskoke Mentors, at Wetumka Public Schools in Wetumka, Okla.

MNYS are now recruiting people to serve as mentors for several Mvskoke youth who attend WPS.

MNYS Director Nancy Mason said it has been a vision of the program since its inception in 2014.

“Every two years we would do an assessment and ask young people and adults on what was needed in the community,” she said. “In every assessment, their response was mentors.”

Mason knows it has taken awhile to get the mentorship program going only because they wanted to make sure it was done right.

“We wanted to take our time, not rush into it, get data and facts and not have any complications with it,” Mason said.

Mason said that MNYS and Wetumka have a great relationship and that was one of the reasons for the pilot program to begin in that town.

“They have been super open for us to come in and provide services,” she said. “They have been great in giving us feedback and suggestions for our program.”

The target grades for ‘Mvskoke Mentors’ is 6-8.

Mason said she is looking for all different types of mentors for the youth.

“Different people with different experiences,” she said.

Mason said the mentors have to be at least 21-years-old and a background check will be done.

“We want to make sure we have every part of protection in place,” Mason said.

Would you be that person to help make a difference in a youth’s life? Could you devote one hour a week with this person? If so, apply to be a mentor.

The Mentor application can be completed online by going to

Applicants can also call: 918-549-2557, if they want an application mailed or emailed to them.

MNYS will host orientation meetings at Wetumka Indian Community on Dec. 12th and Dec. 16th for those interested in becoming a Mvskoke Mentors.

The kickoff date for the mentor program will be Jan. 22.