Tribal Youth Education Program.

TThe mission of the Tribal Youth Education Program is to increase ISAT scores, decrease student absenteeism, decrease the student dropout rate, increase high school graduation rates, and increase college preparedness of Indian students in this area.

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Tribal Youth Education Program.



About TYEP:

The Tribal Youth Education Program was created and implemented in the Fall of 2005 to address and identify educational issues affecting local American Indian youth in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Students need community support. Direct Services and outreach are essential to address things such as low academic performance and attendance problems. TYEP also helps to increase student retention and graduation rate, as well as preparation for college.

The Tribal Youth Education Program shall be responsible to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the membership in its duty to deliver services to help youth attain measurable outcomes.


Applications and Resources.


Please download and complete all of the PDF forms and return to the Tribal Youth Education program via fax at (208)478-3972.

If you need assistance please call us at (208)478-3851 and we can direct you to the right specialist.

We have created a brochure to further explain the program and allow for a printable format, simply click on the button below and explore the Tribal Youth Education program.


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TYEP Team.


Jessica James

Jessica James, M.A.
TYEP Manager
jjames@sbtribes.com
(208)478-3851 or (208)530-9403

Jessica James

Juanita Farmer
TYEP K-6 Liaison
jfarmer@sbtribes.com
208-339-1785

Jessica James

Kendra Benally
TYEP 7-12 Liasion
kebenally@sbtribes.com
208-339-5088


Jessica James

Jami Stevenson
HHS Student Support Specialist
jstevenson@sbtribes.com
208-339-3481

Jessica James

Patricia Johnson
HMS Student Support Specialist
pijohnson@sbtribes.com
208-339-5101, Room 308

Jessica James

Louida Benally
TYEP Reading/Math Specialist & Summer Coordinator
lbenally@sbtribes.com
208-339-3381

Tribal Youth Education Program Services.


Strengthening Education.


  • Advocacy for youth and families
  • Referral services
  • Home visits
  • Classroom teacher observations
  • Assist parents with academic resources
  • Assist families with special needs services
  • Incorporate culture in the classroom
  • Assist with cultural responsive teaching
  • Tutoring services
  • Aid to increase ISAT student scores
  • Educational & Career planning for students
  • Advocacy for at-risk youth with probation status and child protection issues
  • Provide summer & after-school reading/math programs
  • Assist with student fees
  • Provide leadership opportunities
  • Provide mentor opportunities

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Fort Hall Youth Council

Join the Fort Hall Youth Council, for Native Students 14-24 years old. Meetings are currently being held via Zoom on the dates listed. To join please fill out and return your completed application.

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Tribal Youth Education Program.


Tribal Youth Education Program

Contact Us

Jessica James
Tribal Youth Education Program Manager
P: (208)478-3851
F: (208)478-3972
E: jjames@sbtribes.com

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P.O. Box 306
Fort Hall, ID 83203

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    Summer Youth Program.

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