The Center for Native American Youth Accepting Applications for 2016 Champions for Change

Center for Native American Youth Champions for Change

Deadline approaching: January 14, 2016

Updated January 11, 2016

WASHINGTON—The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is now accepting applications for the 2016 class of Champions for Change! Champions for Change are young Native Americans (ages 14 to 22) who demonstrate leadership and service within tribal and urban Indian communities, schools, and/or programs.

CLICK HERE to apply online.
The deadline to apply has been extended to January 14, 2016.

Submission Categories Include:

  • Health (including youth suicide prevention; bereavement, grief, and healing practices/promotion; and substance and alcohol abuse prevention)
  • Sports, Nutrition or Wellness
  • Education, Mentorship or Afterschool Programs
  •  Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Building Healthy Relationships (teen dating, elders and family)
  • Cultural Preservation and Native Languages
  • Anti-Bullying and Personal Empowerment
  • Self-Expression through Arts and Crafts
  • Emerging Leadership in Government Service
  • Economic and Community Development

In order for your application to be reviewed by CNAY’s team, you must submit a signed and completed application form, and essay or video describing your work to promote positive change, and completed recommendation forms (2 adult and 1 peer recommendation). You can also email, fax, or mail hard copy forms to:

Center for Native American Youth
ATTN: Josie Raphaelito
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: 202-293-0525
Phone: 202-736-2905

The Center for Native American Youth is dedicated to improving the health, safety and overall well-being of Native American youth through communication, policy development and advocacy.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Native News Online on December 22, 2015. It was updated January 11, 2016.



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