- Published on Thursday, 31 December 2015 15:31
Inspiring Hope. Changing Lives.
As the final days of 2015 comes to a close, we want to thank all our financial contributors for helping make this year one of UNITY's most successful in our 39 year history.
For those who would like to still contribute to the advancement of Native American and Alaska Native youth through leadership development, you may still make an on-line donation to UNITY by December 31.
- Published on Monday, 14 December 2015 20:33
Open House and 40th Anniversary Kick-Off Event
UNITY is set to celebrate its 40th year in 2016 with an open house and anniversary kick-off event. Join UNITY youth, tribal and community leaders, and community supporters as they gather for this great event. Watch cultural performances, hear from leaders, learn what the Today's Native Leaders program is doing in 2016, visit with youth council and community booths, buy from Native youth artists, and enjoy cake, punch, and more! The free event will happen on Monday, January 18, 2016 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) at the UNITY Headquarters in Mesa, Arizona. Please join UNITY for this special and fun event! RSVP your participation, CLICK HERE.
For more information, view/download the attached event flyer.
- Published on Monday, 14 December 2015 18:35
Like many non-profits, UNITY relies heavily on financial support to further its mission of advancing and supporting Native youth leadership development across the country. Throughout the year, UNITY requests financial assistance by way of sponsorship proposals, applying for grants, special event fundraising, and more. This year, we were asked the question, "Besides cash donations, what is on UNITY's Wish List that one might be able to donate as an in-kind gift?" We pondered the question for half a second (because we already knew where we could use the assistance!), and we rattled off a list. We decided to share our list with you, in hopes that you or your organization/corporation (or even someone you might know) can help!
- Published on Monday, 07 December 2015 22:06
Not only does UNITY provide a great day of golf for those who participate in the Annual UNITY Golf Classic, but they always have some of the most unique and exclusive silent and live auction items at the post-event.
This year is no different. One of the featured Live Auction items has been revealed; a limited edition Pendleton Star Wars blanket!
Don't miss out on your chance to own a piece of Star Wars history. The blanket is 64" X 72" in size and is valued at $249.00. The remaining 3 Star Wars blankets will be part of UNITY fundraisers in 2016.
- Published on Monday, 07 December 2015 20:03
The first ever Oklahoma UNITY Days Event was held on Saturday November 14 in Shawnee. Nearly 100 Native youth and advisors from Oklahoma and Texas gathered for a day of fun and networking that consisted of presentations, workshops, team-building activities, a lip sync battle, and a dance. Youth councils in attendance included: Many Nations, IAMNDN, Sac & Fox, Anadarko, Mvskoke, Etem Omvlkusen of Oklahoma, and Alabama Coushatta of Texas.
Youth were brought together to learn about United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY), a national non-profit organization serving native youth ages 14-24, that was founded in Oklahoma 39 years ago. Santana “Sonny” Johnson, a former UNITY Executive Committee Member, came up with the idea to plan an event for youth councils and groups interested in getting involved in UNITY. Sonny saw the value of encouraging greater youth involvement as well as the importance of unifying councils in the state.
- Published on Thursday, 03 December 2015 17:43
American Indian Chamber to honor UNITY at annual awards ceremony on December 11
Mesa, Arizona - December 2, 2015 - The United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) has been selected as the 2015 Non-Profit of the Year for their outstanding work with Native youth throughout the country. The announcement was made this week by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona (AICCAZ) as they revealed the recipients of their 8th Annual Business Awards.
"What a great surprise it was to be notified that UNITY was selected for this wonderful honor," said Mary Kim Titla, UNITY's Executive Director. "Our goal at UNITY is to constantly challenge ourselves to provide the best experiences and resources for the Native youth we serve. To be recognized for our efforts is never expected, but does give us encouragement that we are on the right track," added Titla.
- Published on Tuesday, 01 December 2015 20:04
Watch the video below to hear from two of UNITY's youth leaders concerning #Giving2UNITY.
- Published on Tuesday, 01 December 2015 07:02
UNITY 25 Under 25
UNITYY will begin accepting applications on December 1 for the 2nd class of its national youth leadership recognition program, the "25 Under 25 Native Youth Leadership Awards". The awards program is designed to celebrate the achievements of Native American and Alaskan Native youth ages 14 to 24 who embody UNITY’s core mission and exude living a balanced life developing their spiritual, mental, physical and social well-being.
Honorees will be recognized at a ceremony during the UNITY National Conference taking place July 22-26, 2016 in Oklahoma City. In addition to being recognized, each awardee will receive special training by UNITY over the period of one year that is designed to build on their individual achievements.
The online application form is available HERE.
- Published on Monday, 30 November 2015 22:49
On Saturday, December 5, UNITY will participate in the APS Electric Light Parade in Phoenix, Arizona. The annual parade attracts hundreds of thousands of people and for more than 25 years has been one of the signature holiday events in Phoenix. Dozens of float entries with hundreds of thousands of lights brightening the streets of central Phoenix are expected to participate.
The parade begins at 7:00 PM on Central Avenue at Montebello (just south of Bethany Home Road), heads south on Camelback Road, where it turns east to 7th Street where it turns south and ends at Indian School Road.
- Published on Monday, 30 November 2015 22:25
Tuesday, December 1, is a BIG DAY for UNITY! It is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Tomorrow, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
UNITY... INSPIRING HOPE. CHANGING LIVES.
Your dollars support much-needed trainings, workshops and outreach. UNITY works with Native American and Alaska Native youth ages 14 - 24 years old, developing and refining leadership & personal skills to help them realize their full potential.
Please consider #Give2UNITY on #GivingTuesday, CLICK HERE or on the image above.
Another way you can help us... PLEASE SHARE! Post a message using #Give2UNITY and follow, like and share our message on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) using: unityinc76.
We THANK YOU for your generous investment in Native youth leadership development!