This section contains the latest UNITY news and references to stories and articles that may be of interest to an audience that includes and extends beyond Native American youth. This may include educators, potential employers, college recruiters, Native youth program managers, and others who share an interest in American Indian youth issues.
- Published on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 14:36
Download a step-by-step guide to establish a UNITY Youth Council
Native American youth can make a difference, but first they must be organized and prepared for action. An effective way to accomplish this is through a youth council.
A youth council represents a practical way of enabling youth to have a meaningful role in helping solve community problems. Types of youth councils include:
- Tribal Youth Councils
- Alaska Native Village Youth Councils
- Urban Youth Councils
- High School Indian Clubs
- College or University Native American Associations
- A Church-sponsored Youth Group
- An Independent Youth Group
Keep in mind that youth councils are just as diverse as Native America itself. Each youth council maintains its own identity and is built upon the needs and values of that particular community.
- 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 16:44
- 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.
- Published on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 18:33
UNITY is excited to announce that Kowee Cofee will donate June proceeds to UNITY, as their strong show of support for the future and leadership of Native American and Alaska Native youth!
A Native American owned and operated business located on the Gila River Indian Community in Sacaton, Arizona, Kowee Coffee loves to share their enthusiasm for Coffee & Espresso with everyone.
Please support Kowee Coffee!
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