The big day is Saturday, May 31.
Planners say the center will serve as a meeting place for native education students across the Springfield School District. It will serve as a space for them to learn about drumming, dances, and other native activities.
Organizers say students played a huge role in making the center a reality.
“The big thing for them is now they have a home, a spot that is consistent. And that consistency is key to having them flourish,” said community elder Shane Martin.
The Native Youth Center will be open to any student who’s a member of state or federally recognized tribes, as well as any Eskimo or other Alaskan native.