Jim McQuillen, PPS, MFCT: Department Director

707.465.8305 ext. 1120

Elsie McLaughlin-Feliz, Assistant Education Director


Jeremiah Swain, Education Clerical Assistant

707.465.8305 ext. 1121

Linda Prouty, Clerical Assistant - Higher Education Contact

707.465.8305 ext. 1123

Carole Lewis, Yurok Language Program Coordinator

530.625.4130 ext.1626

Barbara McQuillen, Yurok Language Teacher

707.482.1350 ext.1332


Yurok Tribe
Klamath Office
190 Klamath Blvd
PO Box 1027
Klamath, CA 95548

The Mission of the Education Department

To provide a wide-range of support services designed to ensure academic success while building and maintaining the Yurok cultural identity and assisting to provide for the health, education, economy and social wellbeing of our members and future members; and to preserve and promote our culture, language and religious beliefs and practices and pass them on to our children, our grandchildren, and to their grandchildren on, forever.


Climate Change & TEK Internship

Klamath Basin Tribal Youth Program

Yurok Tribe

Resighini Rancheria

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Karuk Tribe

Quartz Valley Indian Reservation

Klamath Tribes

The Klamath Basin Tribal Youth Program is accepting applications from students interested in evaluating western science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge in relationship to Climate Change within the Klamath Basin. The paid Internship is 8-10 weeks in late June to late August 2014. Students will receive a stipend and a laptop computer.  Lodging will be provided.  Students will be responsible for their own meals and incidentals.

 Six interns will work closely with scientists, natural resource professionals and restoration practitioners in a systematic process evaluating western science and traditional ecological knowledge to better understand the impacts of climate change on ecological and traditionally important attributes. This discovery could result in more collaborative tribal and government approaches to climate change adaptation and planning conducted in the Klamath Basin.

Internship Application

Attention Students and Graduates!

The USDA is having Career Information services meetings starting this February. Please click below for more information.

USDA Webinar Sessions

Higher Education Students

Please do not forget to apply for the UIHS H.D. 'Timm' Williams Memorial Indian Scholarship. The application can be found via the link on the right . Applications are due by April 4, 2014 to UIHS.

Family Resources after Traumatic Event
click the link above to download resources to support families and providers after a traumatic event

Download 2014-2015 state deadlines here.

Federal Deadline Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2014. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 24, 2014.

State Deadline For initial awards - March 2, 2014. Applicants encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.

College Deadline Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline - whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.

JOM Parent Meeting dates for 2012-13 school year


JOM after school application
for services at the Crescent City TANF Office.
Download the Application


The Education Advisory Committee meeting will meet on the following dates:
March 18, 2014 Klamath Office
April 15, 2014 Worthington Office
May 13, 2014 Weitchpec Office
June 24, 2014 Klamath Office

This committee gives input and feedback to all Education Programs for the Yurok Tribe from council appointed representatives.


Priorities for the Coming Year

  1. It is a priority for the Education Department to continue to advocate and apply for increased funding for educational programs and services for the Yurok Tribe.

  2. To continuously improve the quality of services provided within all educational programs including Early Head Start, Head Start, Child Care, JOM K-12 tutoring, Yurok language, high school guidance services, and Higher Education and Adult Vocational programs.

  3. To increase the number of tribal members who are semi-fluent and fluent in the Yurok Language and culture.

  4. To continue to identify and document the educational needs, progress and success stories of our tribal members from all age groups.

  5. To increase the number of Yurok Tribal members who are graduating successfully from Early Head Start, Head Start, high school and college or university with a college degree  and/or vocational training certificate.

  6. To increase the number of Yurok Tribal members that apply for outside scholarship assistance to fund their higher education needs, including the FAFSA, the Yurok Housing Authority Assistance, the GATES Scholarship, the American Indian scholarship foundation, as well as other  outside scholarships.


Hoopa-Yurok Vocational Program Schedule
(click to download schedule)