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
What's one of our new year's resolutions for 2017? Increase opportunities for Native Youth even more than last year! The Center for Native American Youth and partners like the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) are committed to sharing opportunities to Native Youth everywhere and in every sector, including historic preservation. To start the new year, the Interagency Working Group on … Continue reading Native Youth in Historic Preservation
Youth Spotlight: Gen-I Ambassador Isabella Zizi CNAY continues to honor and recognize the hard work of our Generation Indigenous Native Youth Ambassadors. This month, we recognize Isabella Zizi for her work as an environmental activist who is deeply connected to and passionate about Mother Earth. Isabella works with Idle No More SF Bay and created … Continue reading July Updates from the Center for Native American Youth
Youth Spotlight – Layha Spoonhunter Celebrates Two Spirit Pride Layha Spoonhunter is a strong advocate for Two Spirit and Native LGTBQ youth. From the Human Rights Campaign to UNITY conferences to the White House, Layha is raising awareness of Two Spirit history and current issues in both Native and non-Native communities. Click here to learn … Continue reading June Highlights from the Center for Native American Youth
(Da'anzho) (Hello in the Eastern Apache language)! Pronounced: (dah-ahn-zho) This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES!) offered by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) The Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES!). YES! is designed for Native high school and college-aged students interested in business and entrepreneurship … Continue reading June 22 Gen-I NOW: Native Youth Entrepreneurship Summit
Dai (Hello in the Milluk language)! This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about funding from RurAL CAP to support Youth Development & Culture Camps in Alaska! The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Division of Juvenile Justice has collaborated with the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) … Continue reading June 3 Gen-I NOW: Funding for Culture Camps & Leadership Development in Rural Alaska
The University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program is offering 10 scholarships for Native youth from tribes in AZ to attend the Summer Law Program for Teens! The program will take place June 6-10 at the University of Arizona in Tuscon. Participants will learn about the impact of law and justice and how to develop … Continue reading Scholarships Available for University of AZ Summer Law Program for High School Students!
June 26–July 16, 2016 High school students who are interested in art can come to the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) campus for a three week on-campus summer program to earn college credit, explore art-related fields, and become familiar with college readiness. Download and view the 2016 IAIA Summer Bridge Application Packet. Students will be … Continue reading 2016 IAIA Summer Bridge Program
Youth Spotlight – Champions for Change Share Perspectives on the Importance of the Indian Child Welfare Act On March 16, CNAY moderated a Native youth panel discussion during Casey Family Programs’ National Tribal Leaders Meeting in Washington, DC. The panel featured young Native leaders from CNAY's Champions for Change program, who shared their views on … Continue reading CNAY Newsletter March 2016
Aya! (Hello in the Miami-Peoria Language) uh-yuh This Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative's Native Youth in Agriculture Summer Leadership Summit at the University of Arkansas School of Law! The Native Youth in Agriculture Summer Leadership Summit promotes careers in farming, ranching and food businesses for American Indian, Alaska Native and … Continue reading Mar 23 Gen-I NOW Message: Apply by April 11 for the Native Youth in Agriculture Summer Leadership Summit!