The Today’s Native Leader’s national youth leadership initiative, a four-year cooperative agreement between UNITY and the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), concluded on September 30, 2017. The successful project was designed to offer regional and national training and learning opportunities for American Indian youth to increase positive outcomes in their school, community and family environments. The program was led by Wendy Weston, Program Manager, and Lynnann Yazzie, Program Coordinator. Read More
The UNITY Today’s Native Leaders team recently traveled to the Lower Elwha Klallam tribal community in Port Angeles, Washington to conduct a peer lead community service project planning training session.
Youth groups from Squaxin Island Tribe in Shelton, Washington, Quileute Tribe from La Push, Washington and the Nimiipuu Youth Council from Lapwai, Idaho joined the more than 50 Lower Elwha youth for three exciting days of team building exercises, project planning, discussion, and presentations. Read More
Native American youth councils and groups from around the country shared with more than 200 of their peers on a national stage, at times with deep emotions, how they gave back to their local communities. The event took place on Thursday, July 6 at the Today’s Native Leaders (TNL) National Summit at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver. Today’s Native Leaders is a partnership between UNITY, which stands for United National Indian Tribal Youth and the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Read More
Mesa, Arizona – July 5, 2017 – Native American youth councils and groups from around the country will take center stage this week in Denver, Colorado to share with their peers how they gave back to their communities and they will challenge other youth groups to follow their lead. It all takes place on Thursday, July 6 at the Today’s Native Leaders (TNL) National Summit at the Hyatt Regency next to the Colorado Convention Center. Today’s Native Leaders is a partnership between UNITY, which stands for United National Indian Tribal Youth, and the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The event will take place from 8 am to 5 pm and takes place prior to UNITY’s yearly national conference. Read More
Over the past three and one-half years, TNL staff has traveled throughout the country conducting culturally based, leadership training sessions for youth from communities such as Mentasta, AK, Hardrock, AZ, Bishop, CA, Presque Isle, ME and Livingston, TX.
The Today’s Native Leaders program has helped youth acknowledge the value of their home communities, and to create service projects that serve their communities. A highlight of the TNL program is that it is youth led and this helps participants to set their goals high and step out of their comfort zone, embracing healthy choices. Read More
Preparations are well underway for the Today’s Native Leaders National Summit, to be held from 8:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 6 at the Hyatt Regency Denver, Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.
Over the past 3 and one-half years, UNITY has been in partnership with the US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to conduct regional and national gatherings that help prepare youth to gain valuable real life experiences while preparing them for successful future leadership roles. Read More
Please join UNITY alumni presenters Leslie Locklear, Lumbee, and Jared Massey, White Mountain Apache, for a webinar on Tuesday, June 6 at 6 PM ET entitled “Learn How to Shine in Front of an Audience!” Youth leaders will learn how to prepare a top-notch presentation with some simple tips from two young experts who have shared dozens of presentations.
Youth are often times called upon to speak in front of an audience to share a message or speak about a community project. This webinar will help you hone your skills so you can effectively communicate your talking points.
1. Public Speaking 101: Quick Dos and Don’ts
2. Learn simple tips on how to organize your message.
3. Learn how to build a top notch Powerpoint.
Please register HERE to participate in this important learning opportunity.
More than 60 youth from the Northeast region of the country and a group from Wisconsin gathered for an inspiring weekend of work dedicated to the betterment of their communities.
Date: February 28, 2017
Time: 5:00- 6:00 p.m. ET
Description: This webinar focuses on how you can get the attention of news agencies in your area. Participants will learn how to write an effective news release and prepare youth for media interviews. Presenters also will discuss various techniques for garnering the media’s attention for the positive things youth are doing.