Happy Holidays from the Center for Native American Youth

Season’s Greetings from the Center for Native American Youth!

Holiday Photo of Center for Native American Youth Staff2015 was a great year for CNAY, filled with building new relationships in tribal and urban Indian communities, elevating Native youth voices in the media and at our public events, hosting roundtable discussions with national stakeholders, tribal leadership, community members and youth, and so much more! We are grateful to our partners for investing in our efforts to promote hope and improve the lives of young people in Indian Country. Read our Year in Review blog post to take a look back at some of our highlights from 2015. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date on CNAY happenings.

As this year comes to a close, we extend a special note of gratitude to outgoing Executive Director Erin Bailey, whose incredible leadership has been essential to a successful first five years for CNAY. Erin will transition out of her role at the end of December, and Erik Stegman will lead the organization as Executive Director in the New Year.

Lastly, we look forward to recognizing our newest class of Champions for Change in early 2016! We encourage youth to apply for the program and invite youth, parents, and tribal leaders to nominate a young person who is making a positive difference in their community. The deadline to apply for the Champions for Change leadership development initiative is January 11.We can’t wait to welcome our next group of young leaders to the CNAY family in 2016!

We hope you will stay connected with our team and we invite you to support our work to improve the lives of Native youth. Thanks for a great year and for all of your support along the way!

Sincerely,
The Center for Native American Youth

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