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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Leadership Summit will be postponed until further notice. Students who completed the Career Basics program between 2019 and 2022 are eligible to apply for the next Leadership Summit.