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MCN Employment and Training accepting applications for summer youth

MCN Employment and Training accepting applications for summer youth

Though program has been modified, E&T expects great turnout

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Muscogee (Creek) Nation Employment and Training has announced they are now accepting applications for the 2021 Summer Youth Program.

MCN E&T Youth Coordinator Mia Hoskison said this was a difficult year for the program due to  the pandemic but they are ready and prepared for next summer.

“Being able to help our youth through COVID-19 was a challenge,” she said. “We had to modify a lot of the things that we would normally be doing with them during that time.”

Some of the modifications included applicants who were immunocompromised or exposed to the COVID-19 virus working from home.

“Our work-from-home program helped the youth who would have a hard time working during the pandemic, be able to work virtually,” Hoskison said. “They had a curriculum and weekly assignments that they had to complete.”

The age requirement for eligibility is 16-21 and last summer they had over 500 applicants participate.

“All things considered, we had a wonderful turnout,” she said. “We want the same number, if not more to apply.”

Hoskison said this next summer, they will be more prepared and ready for any changes to their routine or modifications to the program that may be required.

“We are already working on our curriculum for our work-from-home program, our life skills modules and collaborating with several departments to get everything ready for our youth,” she said.

Hoskison also mentioned for more information or for any applicants from the previous summer who have questions about their incentives, to call her at: 918-732-7775.

Applications can be completed online. To apply, go to: http://bit.ly/MCNSY2021. Applications will be received until March 31, 2021.

For businesses interested in participating as a summer youth work site, email: eta@muscogeenation.com or call 918-732-7773. Work-site requests will be taken until January 31, 2021.

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