Higher Education at a Crossroads: #NextAmerica Event with AtlanticLIVE

On March 22, 2017, Center for Native American Youth staff attended an event at the Newseum hosted by AtlanticLIVE on the new administration's take on higher education and how it will impact states – Higher Education at a Crossroads. Members of Congress, local government officials, and administrators from various higher education institutions joined panel discussions at the event. The … Continue reading Higher Education at a Crossroads: #NextAmerica Event with AtlanticLIVE

Kellian Staggers Awarded CNAY Scholarship to Attend Columbia University’s Summer Program for High School Students

The Center for Native American Youth partners with Columbia University each year to offer a full-tuition, residential scholarship for one Native scholar to attend Columbia’s Summer Program for High School Students. During the 3-week summer immersion program, outstanding high school students explore their intellectual curiosity and interests in one area of study for an intensive … Continue reading Kellian Staggers Awarded CNAY Scholarship to Attend Columbia University’s Summer Program for High School Students

CNAY Joins Native Youth Visiting DC from Browning, Montana

On March 19, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) was invited to join a dinner conversation with 10 Native youth from the Blackfeet Nation visiting Washington, DC through a high school exchange initiative. The exchange program was made possible through a partnership with the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. The students from Montana … Continue reading CNAY Joins Native Youth Visiting DC from Browning, Montana

CNAY ANNOUNCES NEW PROJECT TO SUPPORT NATIVE LGBTQ+ AND TWO-SPIRIT YOUTH

March 17, 2017. Washington DC. -- The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute (CNAY) is partnering with the Arcus Foundation on a new one-year project to better understand the current landscape of Native LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit youth perspectives, needs, strengths, and resources. To support the development of this initiative, CNAY organized a … Continue reading CNAY ANNOUNCES NEW PROJECT TO SUPPORT NATIVE LGBTQ+ AND TWO-SPIRIT YOUTH

Mar 16 Gen-I NOW: 2017 Cobell Scholarship

Yá’át’ééh (Hello in the Diné language)! This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the Cobell Scholarship! The Cobell Scholarship is a non-renewable, both need-based and merit-based, competitive scholarship that provides one-year of scholarship support to enrolled members of US Federally-recognized tribes with strong academic records (3.0 or higher) who can demonstrate financial … Continue reading Mar 16 Gen-I NOW: 2017 Cobell Scholarship

Connecting with Private School Communities at the PSPP Conference

On March 11, Center for Native American Youth staff attended the Private Schools with Public Purpose (PSPP) Conference hosted by Georgetown Day High School (GDS) in Washington, D.C. Held over three days, the PSPP Conference convenes key individuals from the private school community to meet with community partners, non-profits, foundations, businesses and other entities that … Continue reading Connecting with Private School Communities at the PSPP Conference

#NextAmerica Event with AtlanticLIVE on Early Child Care and Education

On March 8, 2017, Center for Native American Youth staff attended an event at the Newseum hosted by AtlanticLIVE on education policy focusing on child care and early education - The Formative Years: What's Next for Early Care and Education. The event consisted of three moderated sessions with policymakers, government officials, and policy experts. The first session, What Can Texas Teach … Continue reading #NextAmerica Event with AtlanticLIVE on Early Child Care and Education

Scholarships Available to Attend National Conference on Nutrition

The National Child and Adult Care Food Program's annual conference is an incredible opportunity for learning and networking with other professionals in the CACFP/Nutrition community. Through the National Child Nutrition Foundation, there are a number of scholarship opportunities available that make attendance possible. Each scholarship will include conference registration, four (4) nights lodging at the conference hotel, … Continue reading Scholarships Available to Attend National Conference on Nutrition

CNAY Supports Efforts to Rebrand Washington Football

Rebrand Washington Football is a grassroots advocacy organization that petitions Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington DC professional football team, to change the team's name. RWF was created by DC football fans who say they do not want to be ashamed of the team's name anymore. RWF founders Josh Silver, Ian Washburn, and Sheila Miles often station … Continue reading CNAY Supports Efforts to Rebrand Washington Football