sn̓sisyústn̓ x̌l̓ t̓aʔt̓ʔík̓ / Native Youth Center

Updated 6/1/17

Now Accepting Applications


We are now taking applications for our Summer 2017 Language and Culture Program for Native Youth.  This paid internship opportunity will take place from July 10th through August 4th.  Participating Native Youth will learn Salish language and Native American cultural arts.  Youth can earn up to $1000.00 by completing all of the training.

Applications for the summer program are due by Friday, June 9, 2017.

There will be a free essay writing workshop on Saturday, June 3rd for those wanted assistance completing the application essay.  You must preregister for the essay workshop by Friday, June 3rd by emailing to:  alexis@salishschoolofspokane.

If you or your student are interested in learning Salish, achieving academic excellence, and learning and practicing Native American culture, please complete and submit the Native Youth Programs Application Form that is available below.

Please mail the completed application with all signatures to
Salish School of Spokane or scan and return via email (  You can also drop applications
off at 4125 N Maple Street in Spokane.

Mail to:

Salish School of Spokane

PO Box 10271

Spokane, WA  99209

Salish School of Spokane will also be launching a full-day, year-round school program for Native American youth beginning in September 2017.  The Sƛ̓x̌atkʷ Sn̓sisyústn̓ x̌l̓ T̓aʔt̓ʔík̓ (Spokane Native Youth Empowerment Center) will serve Native American youth aged 13 to 18 years.

Beginning in the fall of 2017, SSOS will partner with Spokane Public Schools' on-line education programs to provide high quality academics to Native youth in a Native American cultural learning environment.  Students who participate in the program will:  1) complete rigorous on-line courses through Spokane Virtual Learning; 2) study Salish language for 90 minutes per day; 3) learn and practice Native cultural arts for 90 minutes per day, and; 4) participate in paid internship hours as Native youth mentors and leaders.

The same application is used for both summer program and the full-time program that begins in the fall.


Salish School of Spokane admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and gender and sexual orientation or identification to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, or sexual orientation or identification in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.