Registration Open: Native American Career Success Academy and Gen-I Career Success Fellowship


As part of Generation Indigenous (Gen-I), the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) and the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) have developed the first-ever Gen-I Career Success Fellowship. The fellowship is designed to create successful career pathways for Native youth through online skill-building, leadership development, promoting local civic engagement, and facilitating direct connections with potential employers.

To become a Gen-I Career Success Fellow,  you must first participate in the Native American Career Success Academy (NACSA),FREE online-based career leadership program exclusively for Native American youth. It consists of two modules:

  • Personal Finance, which includes tips and tools for managing your money; and
  • Career Readiness, designed to help you plan and prepare for your career.

This year’s program will culminate with up to 12 youth participating in a special leadership summit and youth track at NAFOA’s annual conference in San FranciscoApril 24-25. Click to learn more about NACSA.

Who Can Participate? 

NACSA and the Gen-I Fellowship are open to Native American youth between the ages of 18 and 24 years old.

That’s me! How do I get started?

  • First, complete the registration form
  • Then, keep an eye on your email. NAFOA will send you login info to access the NACSA modules and get started on the first of two online courses.
  • Complete the NACSA modules at your own pace, but remember — you must complete them both by February 10!

After you’ve finished your online courses, we’ll be in touch with you about the opportunity to join us as a Gen-I Career Success Fellow at the Gen-I Leadership Institute in San Francisco. You will also receive a certificate of completion, which looks great on resumés!

If you have any questions along the way, please contact us at We look forward to working with you!

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