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OJJDP Announces 2016 National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest

JuvJust GraphicOJJDP invites fifth graders to participate in the 2016 National Missing Children’s Day poster contest. The annual contest creates an opportunity for schools, law enforcement, and child advocates to discuss the issue of missing and/or exploited children with youth, parents, and guardians and to promote child safety. 

OJJDP will invite the national winner, parents, and teacher to Washington, DC, to participate in the National Missing Children’s Day commemoration in May 2016.

Submissions are due by March 16, 2016.

Visit the 2016 National Missing Children’s Day poster contest page for additional information.

Special Invitation to Film Screening

Across the Creek

A special invitation
Attention Washington DC Area Residents
PBS, The White House and UNITY
cordially invites you to attend a special screening and discussion
of the film, Across The Creek.

Monday, November 30
5:00 PM Reception | 6:00 PM Screening | 6:30 PM Discussion
At the South Court Auditorium,
Eisenhower Office Building, The White House
Reservations are required. Space is limited.
Click Here to RSVP
View the attached Across the Creek Flyer for additional information.

Download this file (Across the Creek.pdf)Film Screening Information[ ]605 kB

Educational Exchange

Intertribal Youth is planning a special program for June 2016 around the theme of Indigenous Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Learn more by viewing the attached program flyer and visiting the Intertribal Youth website.

Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Announces "500 Scholars Initiative"

The following news release was provided by the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health.

National Campaign Will Strive to Dramatically Increase Educational and Employment Opportunities for American Indians

Baltimore, MD - The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health announced today it is doubling its efforts to improve American Indians' educational and health status. 

On the occasion of its 25th Anniversary, the Center for American Indian Health's 500 Scholars Initiative will raise $3 million over the next three years to promote education and training opportunities for 500 American Indian and Alaska Natives, through programs spanning high school to post-doctoral education. Initiatives will include programs to help youth finish high school, 25 graduate and doctoral degrees at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and allied Hopkins Schools of Nursing and Medicine, and work-training opportunities at Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian health for post-baccalaureates and post-doctoral scholars.

Read more: Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Announces "500 Scholars Initiative"

Native Youth and Resilience (Webinar)

The following story concerning a November 12, 2015 webinar that will be conducted by the Western Region Training and Technical Assistance Center of the Administration for Native Americans appears in its entirety on the Region's website.

Join the ANA Western Region Training and Technical Assistance Center on Thursday, Nov. 12, as we discuss several youth projects that focus on Native resilience. These programs use holistic wellness, language, supportive role models, high expectations, and opportunities for participation to empower youth...

Read the rest of the story HERE.

Note: Once on the linked page, click on the available webinar link to register and access additional information.