May 6th, 2015 Last Updated on: May 6th, 2015
You might remember back in February we posted about a newly created Gen-I Native Youth Challenge, encouraging Native youth across the Nation to do something positive in their community and document the process. Now there's a chance that 800 of those youth can attend the upcoming White House Tribal Youth Gathering this summer. Read more below!
On Thursday, July 9, 2015, the White House will host the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, DC, to provide American Indian and Alaska Native youth from across the country the opportunity to interact directly with senior Administration officials and the White House Council on Native American Affairs.
The Tribal Youth Gathering, a collaboration between the White House and Unity Inc., 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. President Obama launched the Gen-I initiative at the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference to focus on improving the lives of Native youth through new investments and increased engagement. This initiative takes a comprehensive, culturally appropriate approach to ensure all young Native people can reach their full potential.
The Gen-I Native Youth Challenge invites Native youth and organizations across the country to become a part of the Administration’s Gen-I initiative by joining the National Native Youth Network — a White House effort in partnership with the Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth and the U.S. Department of the Interior. Youth who complete the Gen-I Native Youth Challenge will be eligible to register for a chance to attend the upcoming White House Tribal Youth Gathering. The application to attend the Gathering can be found HERE. Additional details about the conference will be released at a later date.
In this video, White House Tribal Youth Gathering Steering Committee Member Jared Massey and UNITY Alumni & Indian Country's own Christian Parrish AKA “SupaMan,” created a four step guide to help you apply!
Did you get all that? Follow this link to start the process: https://aspeninstitute.wufoo.com/forms/geni-native-youth-challenge/.
Now get out there and do something wonderful!
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