Approximately 1,400 students attended the Youth Summit 2008 held in
Team AcroDunk performing at the Youth Summit.
Durant District Conservationist Paul May discusses NRCS careers with
Three youth from Chickasaw Nation performing the Lord’s Prayer in sign
The Choctaw Nation Event Center was the site for the “Xtreme Ability is
Power” Youth Summit 2008. This event, sponsored by the Choctaw Nation,
Big Five Community Services, Southern Workforce Board, KEDDO,
Southeastern Workforce Board, Chickasaw Nation, Muscogee (Creek) Nation,
Citizen Pottawatomi Nation, OK Department of Career Tech, Kiamichi
Technology Center, Governor’s State Youth Council, Department of
Rehabilitation Services and the OK Department of Commerce, is continuing
to grow as youth and young adults from all over the state of Oklahoma
flock to this annual event that began in 2007.
Jasper Parker, Assistant State Conservationist for Outreach and Civil
Rights, Ann Colyer, Tribal Resource Conservationist to the Choctaw
Nation, Paul May, District Conservationist, Durant FO attended the Youth
Summit in Durant. The Youth Summit was held on Thursday, July 10. The
event was designed to motivate and inspire youth and young adults ages
14 to 21 about their future.
The featured speakers and entertainment were: Jim Riley, former Miami
Dolphin football player, D. J. Vanus, author, Richard Hight, artist,
Choctaw Youth Council, Team AcroDunk-Acrobatic Slam Dunking and the
Chickasaw Martial Arts Group.
There were approximately 1,500 people that attended this event, 1,400 of
them being youth. Each youth received a sack lunch, an “Xtreme Ability”
t-shirt and gym bag filled with occupational and educational material
along with other goodies.