WASHINGTON — The Center for Native American Youth, based at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C., is looking for a new class of Champions for Change.
Center for Native American Youth created the Champions for Change program as an effort to shine a spotlight on inspirational stories and promote hope in Indian country.
The Champions for Change program is a means to recognize and encourage Native youth who are taking the lead in tackling community challenges and inspiring whole tribal communities. The Center for Native American Youth is determined to share positive stories about efforts in Indian country.
Applications for Champions for Change are now open until Monday, January 6, 2014 (an extended deadline).
If you know of a deserving Native youth, please take time to fill out the application.
Visit the links below for more information about the Champions for Change program and encourage those youth leaders (age 14 to 22) to apply.
The Center for Native American Youth was launched in February 2011 by former U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), who contributed one million dollars from his campaign funds to bring greater national attention to the issues facing Native American youth, and to foster solutions, with special emphasis on youth suicide prevention.