On February 26, 2015, from 5 to 6 p.m. ET, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will host “Youth Action Planning: Develop a Fundraising Plan,” a Webinar presented by UNITY: Today’s Native Leaders.
This webinar will focus on creative fundraising and will challenge participants to think outside the box when fundraising for youth council projects. This is the third Webinar in the “How to Build an Effective Youth Council” series.
Mesa, AZ—American Indian youth and their advisors from tribes across the nation addressed issues such as suicide and climate change at the UNITY Midyear Conference last week in Washington, DC. United National Indian Tribal Youth, also known as UNITY, hosted the annual youth leadership event at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.
One powerful session included the passage of a resolution by members of the National UNITY Council to address suicide. The most recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention state that American Indians and Alaskan Natives have the highest rate, more than double, of suicides among 10-24 year olds based on race/ethnicity and sex in the United States.
Mesa, AZ – Nearly 1,500 Native American youth from across Indian Country are expected gather in our nation's capital this summer to participate in the annual National UNITY Conference taking place July 10-14, 2015 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. The five-day agenda will feature several nationally known keynote speakers, more than 30 workshops, a cultural exchange night, talent show, and awards banquet and dance. A Today's Native Leaders' National Summit, co-sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, is also planned a day before the conference on July 9.
"We are working with the National UNITY Council to create one of the most memorable and special national conferences to date," said Mary Kim Titla, Executive Director of UNITY, Inc. "Excitement is definitely in the air as we plan this big event. We will be announcing our theme soon and will reveal our guest speakers and presenters over the next few months. I encourage everyone to stay connected for conference updates by visiting our website often and signing up for our UNITY e-Newsletter," added Titla.
For those of you who attended the 2015 UNITY Midyear Conference, and did not turn in an evaluation, please take a few minutes to complete the online conference evaluation form that is available HERE.
Your feedback helps guide the UNITY staff as they plan future conferences and related activities.
The National UNITY Conference will convene in Washington, DC on July 10 - 14, 2015. Online registration is available HERE.
National Conference registration fees are as follows:
- February 28, 2015 - $185
- April 15, 2015 - $200
- May 31, 2015 - $250
- June 1, 2015 ( and onsite) - $300
Note: You must register by the listed date to receive the stated rate.
July 9 - Pre-Conference Events: Today's Native Leaders Summit, National UNITY Council Gathering and Other Special Events will be held at the national conference site on July 9, 2015 - the day prior to the official start of the national conference.