For those of you who attended the 2014 UNITY Midyear Conference, please take a few minutes to complete the online conference evaluation form, which is available HERE.
Your feedback helps guide the UNITY staff as they plan future conferences and related activities.
The 2014 National UNITY Conference will take place in Portland, Oregon from June 28 to July 3.
Online registration is now available HERE.
The 2014 UNITY National Conference is set and will be an experience like no other! Don't miss this gathering of more than 1,500 Native youth from across the country representing their youth councils, tribes and communities. This 5-day conference is packed full of personal and community building workshops and sessions. Portland, Oregon in the beautiful northwest region is the backdrop for the conference.
UNITY's 25 Under 25 Designed to Celebrate and Mentor Youth Leaders
UNITY, will honor, recognize and celebrate the achievements of young Native people between the ages of 14 and 25 who embody UNITY’s core mission and exudes living a balanced life developing their spiritual, mental, physical and social well-being.
“We are excited to launch this new program and give Native youth a platform to be recognized for their achievements” said Mary Kim Titla, Executive Director of UNITY, Inc. “UNITY has seen many talented youth come through our program over the last 38 years, it is our hopes that success stories of those recognized through the “25 Under 25” program will inspire other youth to reach for dreams, be proud of their ancestors and maintain the best of their traditions.”
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.