- Published on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 18:09
UNITY’s first-ever Back to School Bash, which took place at the the UNITY headquarters on August 20, was a hit among Phoenix area Native American youth. The summer-end blow out celebration marked the kick-off of the new school year for local students, and featured Marcus Guinn (Emcee One) and Chance Rush of the nationally renowned One Chance Leadership. UNITY welcomed community members who gathered to celebrate the students and their success to come in their academic journey.
Event highlights included:
- Welcome by Lisa Chavez, Ak-Chin Indian Community, NUC Western Region Rep
- Ice Breakers & Team Building Activities led by One Chance Leadership
- Raffles (Nike N7 Backpacks, Shoni Schimmel signed photos, swag bags)
- Back to School Inspirational Messages
- Community Resource tables inlcuding the Phoenix Indian Center, Native Health, and the Tribal Warm Line
- Networking & Refreshments
- and school supplies, t-shirt and poster giveaways.
The bash also served as a way for locals to donate cases of water to aid those without clean water on the Navajo Nation due to the Animas River tragedy from the Gold King Mine waste spill.
- Published on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 16:57
For the second year I have served as an intern at the UNITY headquarters in Mesa, AZ. The experience has been adventurous, eye opening, and rewarding as I have been blessed with the opportunity to give back to the organization that provided so much for my community and me.
My first involvement with UNITY dates back 6 years ago with the Kirtland Central Diné Youth Council where I earned my way to attend the 2009 National UNITY Conference in Albuquerque, NM. My first national conference with UNITY changed the trajectory of my life as I realized my own potential to make an impact on the world around me. I encountered so many inspirational people that I still admire and call upon as mentors for help and support. Since then I have been empowered to take ownership of my life and take charge of my community as a change agent to help others.
- Published on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 16:44
- Published on Friday, 14 August 2015 15:21
Free training offered for up to 120 youth!
Mesa, AZ—Free leadership training for up to 120 American Indian youth is available on a first come first serve basis from November 6-8, 2015 in Spokane, Washington. United National Indian Tribal Youth, also known as UNITY, in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is hosting the “Today’s Native Leaders” (TNL) youth leadership event at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park.
This TNL training focuses on culturally relevant leadership development and will include:
- Team building activities
- Action planning & event promotion
- Developing community service projects
- How to create a UNITY youth council
- Opportunity to present at a national conference
- Published on Thursday, 13 August 2015 17:33
Kick off the New School Year with UNITY!
UNITY will host a back to school bash from 4 - 6 pm on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at the UNITY Headquarters (Basement Level) located at 1 N MacDonald Dr., Mesa, AZ.
The BASH will be free and open to the public, provide refreshments, raffle Nike N7 gear, and give away swag bags and school supplies. Additionally, the BASH will feature Emcee One and Chance Rush of One Chance Leadership, and members of the UNITY staff, who will provide information about UNITY services, programs, and upcoming events.
Save the date and plan to participate in this KICK OFF to a successful school year.
The attached flyers provide additional information about this upcoming event.