“Today’s Native Leaders” training for Native youth set for Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – UNITY, Inc.

“Today’s Native Leaders” training for Native youth set for Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

September 11, 2014
Contact:   Mary Kim Titla, 480 718 9793

Mesa, Arizona—Free leadership training for up to 100 Native American youth is available on a first come first serve basis in October in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  United National Indian Tribal Youth, also known as UNITY, in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is hosting the “Today’s Native Leaders” (TNL) youth leadership event at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel from October 24-26, 2014. There is no registration fee.

The TNL training, which focuses on culturally relevant leadership development, will include:

  • Team building activities
  • Action planning & event promotion
  • developing community service projects
  • How to create a UNITY youth council
  • Opportunity to present at a national conference

This training, featuring renowned lead trainer Jeri Brunoe of the Wasco Tribe, is sure to empower and motivate your youth!  Partial travel scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Youth trained through this initiative will have an opportunity to play leadership roles at the annual national UNITY conference.  The next National UNITY Conference will take place in the summer of 2015 in Washington, DC.

Future Trainings

The TNL initiative will offer tribal youth leadership training in seven regions over the next 3 years. Future trainings have been scheduled for Rapid City, SD, and Spokane, WA, in 2015; Palm Springs, CA, and Saint Paul, MN, in 2016; and Boston, MA, in 2017. Trainings will expand the number of UNITY youth councils and youth-led community service projects.