The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) plans to host a meeting in the spring of 2013, joining together a diverse group of young people (18 - 25 years old) in long-term recovery from substance abuse. The Center's staff is seeking a group of ambitious young people in recovery to join this cohort. The purpose of this meeting is for young people from around the country to join together and collaborate on ideas for outreach campaigns and best practices for educating America's youth on substance abuse and recovery in different populations.
World champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan, who performed at the 2012 National UNITY Conference, was featured in a recent story on Indian Country Today Media Network.com. "His success as a performer has not been lost to the Native youth who look up to him as a role model. He has graciously accepted it, and has been doing workshops about attaining success by living a healthy life through hoop dancing."
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The Student Leaders® Program is an eight-week summer experience for high school juniors and seniors. The program includes a paid internship with a local nonprofit organization as well as the Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., July 8-13, 2013. The program gives Student Leaders® the opportunity to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on community work experience while discovering their own talents for serving their community and leading others.
To become a Student Leader, you must:
- Currently be a junior or senior in high school
- Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit/charitable organization and work 35 hours a week
- Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2013
- Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC (July 8- July 13, 2013). (All expenses paid as part of the Student Leaders Program. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
- Be a student in good standing at your school
- Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.
Click here for the application and additional information about the program. The application deadline is January 25th, 2013.
The following story is from a White Mountain Apache Tribe Education Department news release that was issued on December 01, 2012.
Jared is currently the Co-President of the National UNITY Council's Executive Committee. Congratulations Jared for being elected to this new leadership responsibility.
Whiteriver, AZ – The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) convened for the annual convention October 21-26 in Sacramento, CA. NCAI is a national organization that advocates, lobbies and addresses issues throughout Indian country. During this year’s annual convention, the NCAI Youth Commission elected White Mountain Apache tribal member Jared Massey National NCAI Youth Commission Co-President.
Throughout the week, Massey worked with native youth from tribes throughout the United States and focused on encouraging the Native Vote campaign for NCAI. The Youth Commission election was held October 24, in which Massey was declared the winner after garnering the most votes out of a field of four (4) young men.
The Udall Foundation provides a ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program.
According to information provided on its website, the Foundation expects to award 12 Internships in 2012.
Visit the Udall Foundation website to learn more about this opportunity and for information regarding internship eligibility, deadline and the application process.