MESA, ARIZONA – UNITY Inc. is pleased to announce the deadline has been extended to Friday, May 15, 2015 for the White House Tribal Youth Gathering application. Hundreds of applications have been received, and more tribal youth are encouraged to submit an application to attend the historic event. Additional resources are now available to help those who have questions about the application and process.President Obama announced the first White House Tribal Youth Gathering in a video message played at the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow. UNITY is collaborating with the White House to co-sponsor the event.In making his announcement, President Obama stated, “Today I’m pleased to announce that we will once again invite young people to Washington to take part in this summer’s first ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering on July 9th, an event weare proud to host in collaboration with UNITY.”
The Tribal Youth Gathering will continue to build upon the President’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative and his commitment to improve the lives of Native youth across the country. This initiative takes a comprehensive, culturally appropriate approach to ensure all young Native people can reach their full potential.
Applications are NOW BEING ACCEPTED for the White House Tribal Youth Gathering. Deadline has been extended to Friday, May 15, 2015.