Lakota Youth Development since 1992, helps youth reclaim cultural connections. Reclamation helps youth be healthy and grounded in self-identity. Over 7,050 Youth form leadership and entrepreneurial skills in our programs. Our 10-acre campus on ancestral homelands helps refine prairie restoration projects, with winged, four-legged and root relatives.
LYD helps youth rise through Wolakota. We offer experiential evidence based; cultural retreats, youth led societies and social enterprises including apprenticeships. Our focus is language, culture, and spirituality. Culture is prevention to addictions. Our approach is a multi-generational and strengths-based, providing a sacred, safe space to grow skills and passions raising successful adults