Tribal Government Departments
Youth Development Program
Page last updated:
January 29, 2024
11:11 am

Muckleshoot Youth and Teen Center

17432 SE 392nd St

Auburn, WA 98092


Department Overview

The mission of the Youth Development Program (YDP) is to provide positive and healthy extracurricular, cultural activities and education that focus on leadership and promote positive self-image, sensitive topic awareness/ prevention, and life skills the program enables the children and youth of the Muckleshoot community to be equipped with the tools to needed for a successful life.

Services Provided

MCDC Partnership/Support

  • MCDC began construction/remodel of their school age wing in September 2023.
  • MCDC’s Kindergarten and 1st grade class moved into a classroom at the Youth & Teen Center at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.
  • All MCDC participants 2nd grade and up were absorbed into the Youth & Teen Center for afterschool care for the 2023-2024 school year (morning care for the school age is provided by MCDC).

YDP Afterschool Programming

  • Open Monday through Friday afterschool with a calendar that reflects Muckleshoot Tribal School and Auburn School District closures and early release dates.
  • Healthy snack and dinner served daily.
  • Limited transportation offered within reservation boundaries.
  • Daily activities that focus on Culture, STEAM, SEL, Awareness, healthy physical activity, healthy
  • gaming behaviors, and Leadership themes.
  • Partnered with Tacoma Astronomical Society for bi-weekly visits that centered on space and technology activities.
  • Friday’s at the Health and Wellness Center- Youth Facility swimming/gym activities and Teen Center work out sessions upstairs including yoga and exercise.
  • Monthly field trips (Airhouse, The Marvels movie, Gotcha Arena, etc).
  • Daytime hours and field trip/activities during Mid-Winter Break, Spring Break, and Winter Break.

YDP Summer Camp

  • Youth Center for students going into the 2nd to 5th grade and Teen Center for students going into the 6th to 12th grade.
  • 11-week session from June 22nd to August 31st.
  • Open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Healthy breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack offered daily.
  • Limited transportation offered within reservation boundaries (including pick-up).
  • Daily activities that focus on Culture, STEAM, SEL, Awareness, healthy physical activity, and
  • Leadership themes.
  • Collaborated with Behavioral Health on weekly activities that focused on Prevention and Awareness.
  • Weekly field trips (Wild Waves, Woodland Park Zoo, HiTrek Adventures, etc.).
  • Trips to the HWC twice a week- Youth Facility swimming and gym activities and Teen Center
  • swimming and upstairs workout sessions.

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