As part of President Obama’s Generation Indigenous initiative to remove barriers that stand between Native youth and their ability to succeed, CNAY is building a National Native Youth Network that elevates youth-led efforts to create positive change and connects young Native leaders with resources and tools that help to maximize those efforts.
Goals of the Network:
- Build a platform to elevate youth voices;
- Increase Native youth access to information about educational and economic resources and opportunities including scholarships, training, mentors, and support; and
- Connect Native youth with one another across the country.
How to Get Involved:
- First, take the Gen-I Challenge to do something positive in your community. It’s easy — just act, capture and share!
- Take your leadership a step further and become a Gen-I Youth Ambassador. Youth Ambassadors act as community liaisons to share resources and opportunities from the Gen-I network with peers and others in their communities.
- Get on the Map! Do you know of a program, organization or other service that’s making a positive difference for youth in Indian Country? Add it to the map! Gen-I Youth Ambassadors are automatically added to the map after signing up.