New Youth Center

The TYC Capital Campaign Purpose Statement

Tokata Initiative - Shaping the Future, one life at a time

The goal of the Tokata Initiative is to fund the new Tokata Youth Center (TYC). This 7,500 square foot facility opened in September 2022.  Already over 470 youth are enrolled and seeking to participate in programming. These Native American youths are among the most at-risk and under-resourced youth in our Nation.  The TYC is meeting critical needs of the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation youth by providing a safe and stable environment modeling biblical principles and Dakota Oyate values. At the TYC, youth are receiving educational tutoring and life skills training from mentors who prioritize physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.

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Growing need in our community



How much will it cost?

Total Capital Campaign Goal: $5.1 Million

The Total Facility and Project Cost ($3.8 Million), calculations of a portion of the operations, maintenance, and staffing the first three years of the facility opening ($1.3 Million). 


$1.3 Million - Operations and Staffing

The calculations of increased operations, maintenance, and staffing to help offset costs for the first three years of the facility opening. 


$3.8 Million - Total Facility and Project Cost

The Construction Cost for the 7,500 square foot building as well as the Owner Costs such as land purchase, FFE (Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment), Capital Campaign costs, etc.



Heart of the Community

The Tokata Youth Center is located in the heart of Fort Thompson, SD on the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation. Just walking distance from two of the three housing neighborhoods in our community.

113 E Old Lodge St,
Fort Thompson, SD
(Hwy 47 & East Old Lodge Street)