La Crosse Area Youth and Learning Center




Located on the second floor of the historic Nį Tanį Hocira (Three Rivers House), the La Crosse Youth & Learning Center provides various services to Native American youth within the La Crosse area. Services are made possible due to funding from the Ho-Chunk Nation and grant funding received through the La Crosse School District.

The La Crosse Y&LC focuses on (4) four types of activities; Recreational, Cultural, Educational and Preventative; i.e. Drug & Alcohol, Nutritional, & Healthy Lifestyles and choices. Our goal is to deliver positive and healthy activities to our youth. Parental and Community Involvement is important and is always encouraged to help shape and mold our future leaders.

The La Crosse Y&LC provides services to any Native American youth who are currently or will be attending grades K thru 12th grade within the La Crosse, Onalaska, Holmen, West Salem, Sparta, GET (Galesville-Ettrick-Trempealeau), Viroqua, DeSoto, Bangor and Winona School Districts, as well as online or home schooling.  Our services provide each youth study time, a healthy snack and an activity which focuses on the following areas;

•  Homework assistance            •  Nutrition/Fitness
•  Recreation            •  Basic Life Skills
•  Healthy lifestyles            •  Community Outreach (Volunteering)
•  Language            •  Various preventions
•  Culture

Hocąk Language classes are provided four (4) times a week to preserve the Hocąk Language and to assist youth in acquiring techniques of learning to speak a second language.

The La Crosse Y&LC partners and/or collaborates with the following districts, nonprofits, agencies and organizations to provide extended services and resources for the youth and families we provide services to. 


La Crosse Youth & Learning Center
Ni Tani Hocira (Three Rivers House)
724 Main Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: 608-796-1550
Fax: 608-785-7490