Career Basics

The NAFOA Institute Career Basics (formerly known as The NAFOA Academy) is an online career readiness and personal finance program designed for 18-26-year-old Native American youths. The program offers coursework that provides opportunities for participants to improve career readiness, personal finance skills, and advance their understanding of issues impacting tribal economies.

Career Basics is free and open to eligible youths. Coursework within this track is designed to prepare youth for the NAFOA Leadership Summit.

Youth ages 20-26 years old participating in Career Basics are invited to apply for the NAFOA Leadership Summit.

Career Basics Program Dates

2021 Program and Registration Dates: August 2, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Leadership Summit

The 2022 NAFOA Leadership Summit will take place on April 3, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. Participants are also required to attend the Annual NAFOA conference April 4 - 5, 2022.