To accommodate students and young professionals’ busy schedules, NAFOA is extending registration and participation for Career Basics until January 2022. Students can register and complete the curriculum from now until the new program end date.

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
  • Summer Program and Registration Dates: August 2 – September 30, 2021
  • Winter Program and Registration Dates: December 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022