TANF - Youth and Family
Tribal TANF of Sonoma and Marin Youth and Family programs are programs that support and enhance the cultural, social, emotional and educational needs of Native youth, families and the communities in which they live. The programs are also designed with the specific purpose of creating a community where inclusion and intergenerational learning are cornerstones in the formation and maintenance of strong, healthy, and thriving Native families.
Summer Programs
TTSM Summer Programs are a safe and fun environment where Native American youth can develop their leadership skills, improve their self-esteem and increase their sense of belonging to and awareness of their Native American culture and community. The Summer Programs are available to all Native youth ages 3-17.
  • Camp Chiteko
  • Camp Meleeyako
  • Camp Wettileko
  • Camp Weyan Api
After School Program
The TTSM After School Program is specifically designed to provide academic support to Native youth with the intention of receiving their high school diploma. In partnership with Chop's Teen Club in Santa Rosa, the TTSM After School Program for grades 7-12 will operate every Tuesday and Thursday when school is in session from 3:30 to 6:00pm. Our elementary program for youth in grades 3-6 will take place every Monday and Wednesday of the school year from 3:30 to 6:00pm at the TANF office in Rohnert Park. Both of these programs will be academic and enrichment focused so that we can expand each child's education beyond the academic sphere and also focus on the physical, social and emotional needs of the Native youth we serve.
  • Academic
  • Enrichment
  • Academic Support
Native American Youth Summer Afternoon Programs
Summer Afternoon Programs were created to fill a need from the community to provide activities for youth of all ages that run all summer long. Afternoon programs are designed to create deeper engagement in specialized topics to strengthen peer to peer relationships amongst Native youth as well as promote health, wellness, leadership, youth employment and literacy.
  • Job Readiness
  • Youth Community Garden
  • Youth Leadership
  • Turn The Pages
College and Career Planning
The vision of the TTSM Youth and Family department is to use innovation and inspiration so that all Native youth are provided with all the necessary resources to be successful in college. In order to make this vision a reality, the afterschool program organizes college tours and visits from trade and vocational schools to equip youth with the necessary information to make the right decision when it comes to pursuing higher education.
  • College Visits
  • College Financial Access
Academic Case Coordination
Each TTSM Tutorial Program student's academic journey will be monitored by TTSM Youth and Family Program staff. This coordination consists of looking at each student's progress through their school career, specifically focusing on progress in core subject performance, CST scores, classroom behavior, and attendance. TTSM staff will be a positive presence in the student's academic life by meeting with teachers, school administrative staff, and attending IEP's whennecessary. The purpose of the Academic Case Coordination service is to closely monitor each student and communicate with their families and teachers so that they will become High School Graduates.
Angelica Grunewald
707.586.6100 x626