Programs & Services
Youth Activities Fund
Page last updated:
May 24, 2023
May 24, 2023

Muckleshoot Youth Facility

38625 172nd Ave SE

Auburn, WA 98092


Program Overview

Youth Activities Fund Program is intended to support Muckleshoot youth athletics in the pursuit of activities that are positive and creative. Involvement in activities will teach the Muckleshoot youth the essential life skills of self-discipline, commitment, teamwork, responsibility, and patience which will lead to improved academics.

Services Provided

Financial Assistance for eligible Muckleshoot youth, ages birth to 26, who participate in sports/athletics, self enhancement programs, and/or leadership programs and opportunities for development. Financial assistance also applies to team tournament participation with teams that are 60% Muckleshoot players.


  • Travel expenses will be covered when participating in select/competitive sports, approved self enhancement programs, team sports for tournament with an MIT employee or tribal member coach, athletic tournaments, and/or arts education program
  • Up to two qualifying parent/guardian/ accompanying adult(s) will receive travel assistance consisting of per diem meals, lodging, air fare, rental vehicles, gas mileage reimbursements. Coverage is based off the tribe’s current travel policy. (Youth participants ages birth to 21, qualify for travel assistance per the participant and for up to two qualifying parent/guardian/accompanying adult(s). Youth participants ages 22-26 are eligible to receive travel assistance/funding per individual traveler.)


The required gear (within reason) for participation is eligible for reimbursement, and/or gear can be picked up at the appointed vendor for up to $1,500 per sport/per season, per calendar year.

Registration Fees

Fees for program participation, lessons, and/or competitive sports is eligible for payment to vendor (upon appropriate documents completed), and/or for reimbursement.

Eligibility for Services

Outlook for 2023

  • Serve more Muckleshoot Tribal Members between the ages of birth to 26
  • Improve processes: Docusign: assistance with travel documents and e-signatures, as well as launching application forms on online platforms
  • Continue to provide excellent customer service
  • Expand vendors to utilize for sports equipment
  • An improved expedited application process

Highlights of 2022

  • The Youth and Team Sponsorship Activity Fund has changed the age range for coverage expanding to 26.
  • The Youth and Team Sponsorship Activity Fund has also widened their services to provide financial assistance to other enrolled programs, activities and services such as utilizing recruitment agencies
  • Increased utilization by more Muckleshoot Tribal Members participating in team sports, individual sports, and other lessons
  • Customer Service- application request are expedited same-day or next day. Provide the best possible customer service on a consistent basis.

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