Our Purpose

This new Tokata Youth Center operates with a foundational and unwavering commitment to Jesus Christ.

Jesus declares in John 10:10 that, "I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."  The new Tokata Youth Center is indeed bringing abundant life, freedom, wholeness, connectedness, and empowerment to the youth and their families.

The new Tokata Youth Center provides a safe place for youth to grow and thrive, to experience love and life in abundance. Foundational to all programming is character building through the holistic teaching of Christian principles and Dakota Oyate values, culture, and language.  

The new facility has allowed programming to expand greatly in scope and number of youth served through the holistic approach of:

  • Biblical Life Skills Mentoring
  • Educational tutoring for academic excellence
  • Dakota language, culture, and arts
  • Nutritional Meals
  • Physical Fitness
  • Gardening & Food Sovereignty
  • Environmental Stewardship

Tokata Youth Center Purpose Statement: 

The purpose of the Tokata Youth Center is to assist the youth of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe in overcoming daily obstacles, so they can become the next generation of men and women who lead our community towards a better and brighter future.