The joint Materials Research Center program at Columbia University and City College of NY (CCNY) supports support outstanding undergraduates as Summer Research Fellows each year. In addition, a joint Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program between Columbia and the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) may have additional openings. Those selected … Continue reading Columbia University Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer 2017
During the first week of December, CNAY's Erik Stegman traveled to Palm Springs to represent the Center for Native American Youth at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP) Tribal Youth Conference and the Office for Victims of Crime's annual Indian Nations Conference. At both events, Erik presented CNAY's findings from youth roundtables, the … Continue reading CNAY Connects with Tribal Leaders, Programs, and Native Youth in California
Every day, Native American youth across the country are taking positive action to accomplish incredible things together. They are drawing on the strength of their tribal cultures to tackle a suicide epidemic 2.5 times the national rate, the serious and disproportionate rate that they are involved in the juvenile justice and foster care systems, and … Continue reading Native American Youth: Drawing Strength from Our Cultures
Be part of the 2017 Class of Champions for Change! There’s less than 16 days left before Champions for Change applications are due! Each year, CNAY selects five inspirational Native youth between 14 and 22 years old,to join the CFC program and be nationally recognized in Washington, DC. Champions are individuals who initiate programs, events, … Continue reading Less than 1 Month Left to Apply for Champions for Change!
NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2016 Youth Spotlight: CNAY Scholar Maria Walker Spends Summer at Columbia University Maria Walker, a rising high school senior from the White Mountain Apache Tribe, earned a full scholarship from CNAY to attend Columbia University’s Summer Program for High School Students. While at Columbia, Maria studied business, finance, and economics while making friends and great connections that are … Continue reading August Updates from the Center for Native American Youth
Halito -- (Hello in the Choctaw Language)! This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about Becoming a Champion, an upcoming webinar on applying for Champions for Change! On September 8th at 7:00 PM Eastern Time, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) will host the first of a series of informational webinars about the … Continue reading August 10 Gen-I NOW: RSVP for the Champions for Change Webinar!
NEWSLETTER APRIL 2016 View the full newsletter as a web page Youth Spotlight – Champion for Change Dahkota Brown Joins National Advisory Council on Indian Education Dahkota Brown became a Champion for Change in 2013 for founding Native Education Raising Dedicated Students (NERDS), a nonprofit organization focused on Native student retention and support. Now, Dahkota will … Continue reading April Updates from the Center for Native American Youth
Youth Spotlight – Champion for Change Sarah Schilling Continues Leadership as NAPLP Scholar Sarah Schilling (Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians) is a 2013 Champion for Change currently studying US governmental process, politics, and community organizing through George Washington University’s Native American Political Leadership Program(NAPLP). Sarah has led her peers in addressing important issues … Continue reading January News from the Center for Native American Youth
The Center for Native American Youth has reached the end of its search for the fourth class of Champions for Change. The Champions for Change program is CNAY’s cornerstone youth leadership development initiative which aims to elevate the work of outstanding young Native leaders, support their growth as advocates for Native youth priorities, and inspire hope … Continue reading CNAY Selects Fourth Class of Champions for Change
Season’s Greetings from the Center for Native American Youth! 2015 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! … Continue reading Happy Holidays from the Center for Native American Youth