- 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!
- Published on Thursday, 19 November 2015 21:16
Getting the Right Attention: Developing a Communications Plan for Your Youth Initiative or Youth Council
November 19, 2015 – Mesa, AZ – On Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 6 to 7 p.m. ET, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will host “Getting the Right Attention: Developing a Communications Plan for Your Youth Initiative or Youth Council,” a webinar presented by UNITY: Today’s Native Leaders.
Youth projects or youth planned events don’t always get a lot of publicity. Many times it’s because youth or youth advisors don't have an effective Communications Plan. This webinar will provide simple tips and tools so youth and youth advisors can effectively market and promote their activities and secure positive media attention.
- Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 17:03
Will you be attending the NCAIED's RES New Mexico, November 16-19 in Santa Fe, New Mexico OR the AISES 2015 National Conference taking place November 19- 21 in Phoenix, Arizona? If so, stop by and visit with us at the UNITY booth! We will be there handing out goodies and giving the latest information on upcoming UNITY events, workshops, and more! Take a selfie with us and post it to your social media account - and don't forget to tag us @unityinc76!
- Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 16:51
Keynote speakers and trainers to be announced in coming weeks
More than 300 Native youth from across the country are expected to gather in Mesa, Arizona for the annual UNITY Midyear Conference, taking place February 12-15, 2016 at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa hotel and conference center.
UNITY has released the DRAFT AGENDA for the annual event, which consists of leadership development training workshops and sessions, team building, networking, and more. Participants at the midyear conference will also have direct input on the National UNITY Conference agenda, which takes place in July 2016 in Oklahoma City.
- Published on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 17:48
SAVE THE DATE! #GIVINGTUESDAY DECEMBER 1
#GivingTuesday is a special call to action to create a global day of giving that brings diverse organizations and communities around the world together to give back. Please consider giving to UNITY
on this day, supporting Native youth leadership development.
On December 1, visit this website to participate in #GivingTuesday. Your support is greatly appreciated!
- Published on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 00:16
UNITY youth leaders, including National UNITY Council Co-Presidents Sassamin Weeden and Brian Weeden (Mashpee Wampanoag), and National UNITY Council Vice President/Great Plains Representative Alex Greybull (Ft. Peck Dakota), participated in President Obama's 7th annual gathering of Tribal leadership from across the nation, held November 5, 2015 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Amphitheater in Washington, DC.
"This past week I was given the distinct opportunity to attend, alongside Tribal leaders and fellow youth, the annual White House Tribal Nations Conference hosted by the Obama Administration," said Sassamin Weeden. "Knowing we have support from such important people like President Obama and the Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell, I left with a great feeling because of the passion they expressed with regards to Indian country, but mainly for concern and efforts to support our Native youth. They are so well invested in the future of our people that they recognize it starts today, with us, the next seven generations," added Weeden.
Center for Native American Youth Welcomes Young Leaders to Washington, DC for the White House Tribal Nations Conference
- Published on Friday, 06 November 2015 21:03
The following story is from a November 5, 2015 news release issued by the Center for Native American Youth.
Native youth from across the country, including CNAY’s Champions for Change, will participate in President Obama’s annual conference with elected tribal leaders.
Washington, DC, November 5, 2015 –– The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) at the Aspen Institute is welcoming a group of nearly 30 Native American youth to Washington, DC for the seventh annual White House Tribal Nations Conference today. These young leaders are serving as Native Youth Delegates at the conference and will join elected leaders of the 567 federally recognized tribes for nation-to-nation dialogues with members of the President’s Cabinet on critical issues affecting Native American tribes. These youth will have an important role in sharing Native American priorities, including a session where President Obama will sit down with Native youth to discuss how we can work together to help young people reach their full potential.