2017 Champions for Change Speak at Casey Family Programs Meeting with Tribal Leaders

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, Baltimore, MD — 2017 Champions for Change, Nancy Deere-Turney (Muscogee (Creek) Nation) and Sam Schimmel (Kenaitze/St. Lawrence Island Siberian Yupik), along with CNAY staff, attended Casey Family Program's National Tribal Leader Meeting held at the Marriott Inner Harbor Camden Yards. The topic of the meeting was "Safe Children. Strong Families. Supportive Communities." That morning, CNAY Founder and … Continue reading 2017 Champions for Change Speak at Casey Family Programs Meeting with Tribal Leaders

Champion for Change Awarded Truman Scholarship

NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH CHAMPION FOR CHANGE RORY TAYLOR RECEIVES TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP   April 12, 2017 - Washington, DC. Rory Taylor (Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma), a Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) Champion for Change, has just been named a recipient of the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship award. The Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive … Continue reading Champion for Change Awarded Truman Scholarship

Important Announcement: Champions for Change Application Deadline Extended

The Center for Native American Youth has extended the Champions for Change application deadline to Friday, November 18. Click here to apply.  Champions for Change (CFC) is a leadership development program designed to shine a national spotlight on Native youth like you who are leading positive change in your communities. The CFC program gives Native … Continue reading Important Announcement: Champions for Change Application Deadline Extended

CNAY Shares Resources during National Suicide Prevention Week

In the United States, one person completes suicide every 12.3 minutes. It’s estimated that more than 5 million people in the United States have been directly affected by suicide.[1] Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death – and happens at 2.5 times the national rate – for AI/AN youth between 15 and 24 years … Continue reading CNAY Shares Resources during National Suicide Prevention Week

August Updates from the Center for Native American Youth

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

Champion for Change Reflects on 2016 NACA Emerging Native Leaders Summit

This post was written by Keith Martinez, Champion for Change and 2016 Summer Intern for the Center for Native American Youth.  I was given the opportunity to attend NACA’s Emerging Native Leaders Summit this August. I heard of this summit from co-workers and through my current work as an intern at the Center for Native … Continue reading Champion for Change Reflects on 2016 NACA Emerging Native Leaders Summit