Ascend Initiative

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe

A.S.C.E.N.D. Initiative

Vision Statement
A program where native youth are inspired to develop a healthy lifestyle, creative initiative, mental agility, and civic literacy in a neighborhood environment.

Mission statement
Inspire youth to thrive

What does A.S.C.E.N.D. mean?
ASCEND is an acronym and each letter has a meaning to the program, but as a whole the word entails everything the students will receive from being involved in the ASCEND Initiative. As a part of the initiative the students will gain knowledge on work ethic, ownership, community service, leadership, and character.

A- Academics

Who is eligible to apply?
Native youth in grades 7th-12th grade, who attend Frontier High School. CDIB card required. Submission of applications does not guarantee acceptance. 7th & 8th Grades must actively participate in the After-School Program to enroll in ASCEND.

What is required of me?
Complete an application and return to the Otoe-Missouria Youth Program Department (located in the Cultural Building) and/or the Frontier High School Office. Attend weekly meetings with the Otoe-Missouria Youth Program Department to discuss any ideas to help the students succeed, to elect officers within ASCEND to develop ownership of the program, to discuss fundraising event ideas to raise 50% of trip cost, to provide locations of where to attend college tours, to complete at least 10 hours of approved community service, to learn responsibility of attendance and creative initiative, to develop creativity, and mental agility.

»ASCEND Application (PDF)
»Grand Canyon ASCEND Application (PDF) »Grand Canyon ASCEND Flyer (PDF)
»ASCEND Traveling Basketball Application (PDF) »ASCEND Traviling Basketball Flyer (PDF)

Contact information
James Black, Youth Programs Director
580-4466 ext. 175

Elsie Whitehorn, Assistant Director

Alvia Molina, Youth Worker