American Indian Resource Center currently operates the following programs:
Educational Talent Search
Funded by the Office of Post-Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, this program is funded to serve approximately 750 students in 14 schools throughout northeastern Oklahoma. This program assists students in grades 8-12 in transitioning to high school, graduating high school, and going on to some sort of post-secondary education. Our staff assists low income, first generation students through the maze of college requirements and selection, college application, and financial aid.
Four Directions Project
This program provides an overall comprehensive approach to Career and College readiness for American Indians 5th-8th grade living in Cherokee County, Oklahoma within the Cherokee Nation Tribal Jurisdictional Area. Funded by the Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, services include the after-school program in the Cherokee Immersion Charter School while Robotics, Junior Achievement and Leadership activities will not only include the Immersion site but all rural schools in Cherokee County, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
Funded by the Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, NETSTAR is a service payback program designed to assist future American Indian teachers. A partnership between Northeastern State University, Cherokee Nation, Kenwood Public School, and Rocky Mountain Public School ensures that program participants will achieve successful teaching careers.
Funded by the Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, Sevenstar provides an overall comprehensive approach to career and college readiness for American Indians in 19 school districts in Nowata, Delaware, and Mayes Counties within the Cherokee Nation Tribal Jurisdictional area. The program covers seven components, including Challenge Day, Leader In Me, STEM, Testing Strategies, Virtual Field Trips, Financial Literacy, and Cultural Identification.
Sevenstar Experiential Outdoor Learning Center
Nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks on the beautiful Lake Tenkiller, the Sevenstar Experiential Learning Center is 260 acre retreat. The Center includes a banquet kitchen, dining hall, two classrooms, dormitory, private cabins, outdoor classroom arbor, tent pads, outdoor activity field, basketball court, high and low ropes courses, zip line, boat ramp, and swimming and fishing areas.