2016 UNITY 25 Under 25 Applications and National Conference Registration Opens December 1
UNITY 25 Under 25
UNITY 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.
2016 National UNITY Conference – 40th Anniversary
More than 1,800 Native youth leaders from across Indian Country are expected gather July 22-26,2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for the 40th Anniversary of the National UNITY Conference. The five-day agenda will feature several nationally known keynote speakers, more than 30 workshops, a cultural exchange night, talent show, and awards banquet and dance.
Registration for the National UNITY Conference will open on December 1, with a special pre-early-bird rate of $200, good only through January 15, 2016. Those interested in attending can register HERE. Tribes are highly encouraged to send representatives from their communities to participate in the conference that hones leadership skills, encourages peer-to-peer interaction and networking, and celebrates Native youth.