Indigenous Youth Empowerment Program

The Indigenous Youth Empowerment Program (IYEP) is a collaboration with the Lansing School District-Title VII Native American Program, Michigan State University's Residential College in the Arts & Humanities & the Ingham County Health Department. IYEP is a program for all indigenous youth of Ingham County. The program discusses:

  • Building community through traditional knowledge,
  • Empowering Indigenous youth through cultural awareness,
  • Emphasizing and assisting the importance of academics

The IYEP is open to all k-12 youth in Ingham County, however there is an emphasis on supporting and empowering the urban American Indian youth.

There is no cost to attend any of the programming, however pre-registration is required for all events as well as parental consent to partake in the programs.

For more information visit the IYEP’s facebook page at:
Or contact: Director: Dr. J. Estrella Torrez at (517) 884-1327