The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska’s Youth Council exists to build our youth into being our leaders someday. We work hard to serve the tribe and fund projects that are considered “gaps” in services. We like to focus our projects on serving our fellow youth, our elders, and tribal members in need.

Meetings and agendas will be announced here. Minutes from past meetings can be found in the archives

The Youth Council can be reached at


June 9, 2024 (Lifesize)
8 a.m.

Youth Council Members

Maci Schott – Chair – Term Expires 8.8.26         

Ben Schott – Secretary – Term expires 8.8.26     

Sofia Hegstrom – Treasurer – Term expires 8/8/25

Claudia Villegas – Term expires 8/8/25                                         

Tate Bair – Term expires 8/8/27                                                  

Shelby Gracey – Term expires 8/8/27                                             

Aliyah Taylor – Term expires 8/8/25                                    

Destiny Rich – Term expires 8/8/26                                           

Eli Boggs – Term expires 8/8/27

Megan Baker – Term expires 8/8/27


Read the Youth Council Bylaws. (updated 8/8/23)