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.

The Leadership Track of Career Basics is free and open to eligible youths. Coursework within this track are specifically 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

Fall I Registration Period: September 28 - October 9, 2020
Program Dates: October 1-31, 2020

Fall II Registration Period: October 26 - November 30, 2020
Program Dates: November 2-30, 2020

Leadership Summit

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Leadership Summit will be postponed to next year.


The online NAFOA Career Basics program is generously supported by

Wells Fargo