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
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
Click here to view this newsletter in its original form. Youth Spotlight: Native Youth Send a Message to the Next President As part of the 2016 White House Tribal Youth Gathering, Native Youth Delegates took turns sharing their top priorities for the next White House Administration in a facilitated advocacy exercise. The Generation Indigenous Native Youth … Continue reading CNAY’s Monthly Newsletter: November 2016
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
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!
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. 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
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
Native Americans in Philanthropy partnered with the White House to host a Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) philanthropic event entitled “Generation Indigenous: Raising Impact with Innovation and Proven Strategies”. The gathering took place on August 26, 2016 at the White House. This event called upon the philanthropic community to increase investments in addressing the pressing needs of Native … Continue reading Champions for Change Present at White House Gathering
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
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!