“Today’s Native Leaders” Training for Native Youth Set for Rapid City, South Dakota – UNITY, Inc.

“Today’s Native Leaders” Training for Native Youth Set for Rapid City, South Dakota

Free training offered for up to 100 Native youth!

Mesa, Arizona—Free leadership training for up to 100 Native American youth is available on a first come first serve basis in April in Rapid City, South Dakota.  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  Hilton Garden Inn from April 10-12, 2015. There is no registration fee.

This TNL training, featuring renowned lead trainer Jeri Brunoe of the Wasco Tribe, focuses on culturally relevant leadership development and 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 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 that will take place July 10-14, 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 Spokane, WA, in late 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.

For more information or an application for the April training in Rapid City, South Dakota, please call the UNITY office at (480) 718-9793.