In January 2014, UNITY Executive Director, Mary Kim Titla, dedicated her 26.2 mile marathon run to the nation's Native youth. Read the story about why her run had deep meaning on many levels in an article she wrote that was recently published in Indian Country Today.
"As my feet hit the pavement mile after mile in Phoenix, Scottsdale and then Tempe, Arizona last month while running the P.F Chang's Rock and Roll Marathon, I thought of "T" and "G." "T", an 18-year-old Apache/African American woman, was raised in a foster home. Her wrists tell a sad tale, desecrated from years of cutting, a form of self-injury. "T" responded to years of bullying by getting into fights and landed in and out of juvenile jail."
Read the rest of the story HERE.
UNITY has established goals of substantially increasing the number of affiliated Native youth councils and establishing an Association of UNITY alumni to help support and further the organization's mission.
To assist in achieving these goals, UNITY is now seeking two undergraduate interns to work in its Mesa, AZ office.
Those interested are encouraged to read the attached Internship Announcement to learn how to apply. The attached document also includes a description of the position's duties, qualifications, and other related information.
The 2014 UNITY Golf Classic took place on January 24 at the Ak-Chin Indian Community's Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, AZ. Eighteen four person teams participated.
Alex Shulte, who expects to earn her WPGA card this year, was a special Celebrity Guest player. View her brief statement below, which she gave just prior to the start of the Classic.
Other videos of the day's activities are available HERE on the United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc YouTube channel.
The following message was written by the Co-Presidents of the National UNITY Council to express their appreciation for those who support UNITY's efforts.
On behalf of the United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) organization, its Executive Committee and Council of Trustees, we would like to take a brief moment and give a BIG thank you to all who have reached out recently, extending warm wishes on our UNITY headquarters move to Mesa, Arizona; we had an overwhelmingly successful open house event! We greatly appreciate those who took the time to attend the event and tour the new office. We are also grateful for the numerous emails, notes and phone calls regarding our move. Our doors are always open, and invite you to stop by to see what's new and exciting at UNITY!
The latest issue of the UNITY News Newsletter is now available for viewing/downloading. The newsletter has several articles of interest, including those concerning the recent award received from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the relocation of UNITY's headquarters from Oklahoma City, OK to Mesa, AZ, and brief biographies of the current National UNITY Council Executive Committee. Readers will also learn about recent UNITY activities and news of other upcoming events such as the 2014 Golf Classic, and the Midyear and National Conferences.
To view/download the newsletter, click on the following attachment.