UNITY began through the efforts of J.R. Cook, a Cherokee from Oklahoma, who has worked with Native youth in leadership development for more than three decades. The organization grew from a small group of interested Indian youth in southwestern Oklahoma in 1976 to a national organization today with affiliated youth councils operating in 35 states and Canada. J.R. stepped down as Executive Director in 2013 to focus on writing about UNITY’s history. J.R. agreed to share more about himself and answer some questions about UNITY. Read More
The Today’s Native Leader’s national youth leadership initiative, a four-year cooperative agreement between UNITY and the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), concluded on September 30, 2017. The successful project was designed to offer regional and national training and learning opportunities for American Indian youth to increase positive outcomes in their school, community and family environments. The program was led by Wendy Weston, Program Manager, and Lynnann Yazzie, Program Coordinator. Read More
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UNITY’s Wellness Warriors has partnered with 4 Directions Media to develop their new mobile app. Here is a behind the scenes look at the company that worked with the UNITY team to take Native youth’s ideas of wellness and incorporate it into a mobile app.
Interview with 4 Directions Media founder, Wyatt Redshield Gilmore (Navajo, British-American)
Check out Wellness Warrior Dyami Thomas’ latest video explaining the updates to the UNITY’s Wellness Warriors mobile app. The Wellness Warriors team will be announcing these updates at the National AISES Conference in Denver, Colorado this week!
What’s New? Following native youth feedback, we have incorporated a pedometer with GPS to help track your Fitness 40 activities. Read More