Upcoming Learning to Lead Webinar
On September 24, 2015, from 6 to 7 p.m. ET, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will host “Learning to Lead,” a Webinar presented by UNITY: Today’s Native Leaders. Young people who participate in youth leadership and youth development activities tend to do better in school, are more active in their communities, and have an easier time moving onto adulthood. This webinar will explore how to assess your leadership skills and learn how to become an effective leader.
- Explore leadership qualities youth bring to their schools and communities
- Recognize youth leadership skills and priorities
- Build support among peers to take on leadership roles and practice leadership skills by creating positive change in schools, organizations, or communities
For more information visit the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Online University site.
You may register to participate in this webinar HERE.
Chance Rush and Hamilton Seymour will serve as webinar presenters.
Chance, Cloudboy Consulting, is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Hidatsa), of North Dakota. He spent much of his early childhood on the Standing Rock and Fort Berthold Indian Reservations. He later moved to Oklahoma, where his mother is from (Arapaho), and began establishing stepping-stones that would lead the way to his future. Chance learned early that he could use his athletic talents as a means to accomplish great things. He developed incredible drive and discipline to overcome all obstacles that stood in his way. In high school Chance trained his way to becoming a top track runner ranked seventh in the nation. His hard work opened many doors for him. He ran a successful college career and most importantly, ultimately earned his degree. Chance travels throughout the United States and Canada to work with Native communities in efforts to inspire, heal, motivate, and energize. He promotes healthy living and lives his life alcohol and drug free.
Hamilton, UNITY Northwest Area Representative, 15, is a descendant from Nooksack Indian Tribe and Chemainus First Nation. His Indian name is Puq va Thut. He will be a junior at Mount Baker High School. Hamilton is dedicated to promoting youth leadership programs and services for all Native Youth. He is an elected member of the Nooksack Teen Council and humbly serves as the Northwest Area Representative for the UNITY Executive Committee. He is a proud Native American Youth who strives to lead by example. He is drug and alcohol free. He enjoys playing basketball and participating in our traditional War Canoeing. Through his participation in sports he understands the importance of commitment, dedication, and teamwork. Hamilton is one of the many Youth fighting to keep our culture and traditions alive. He embraces the teachings of our elders and understands that our traditional values and beliefs help strengthen our tribal communities. He is following the path that has been paved for him by his grandparents and parents before him as they were and continue to be leaders of their communities. He hopes through his participation in UNITY he can help empower others by bringing forth awareness of the many opportunities available for our Youth.