Today’s Native Leaders – UNITY, Inc.

Why You Should Sign-up for the TNL Summit

Over the past three and one-half years, TNL staff has traveled throughout the country conducting culturally based, leadership training sessions for youth from communities such as Mentasta, AK, Hardrock, AZ, Bishop, CA, Presque Isle, ME and Livingston, TX.

The Today’s Native Leaders program has helped youth acknowledge the value of their home communities, and to create service projects that serve their communities.  A highlight of the TNL program is that it is youth led and this helps participants to set their goals high and step out of their comfort zone, embracing healthy choices.

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Preparations Underway for TNL National Summit

Preparations are well underway for the Today’s Native Leaders National Summit, to be held from 8:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 6 at the Hyatt Regency Denver, Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.

Over the past 3 and one-half years, UNITY has been in partnership with the US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to conduct regional and national gatherings that help prepare youth to gain valuable real life experiences while preparing them for successful future leadership roles.

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Invitation to Participate in Free Today’s Native Leaders Webinar

Please join UNITY alumni presenters Leslie Locklear, Lumbee, and Jared Massey, White Mountain Apache, for a webinar on Tuesday, June 6 at 6 PM ET entitled “Learn How to Shine in Front of an Audience!” Youth leaders will learn how to prepare a top-notch presentation with some simple tips from two young experts who have shared dozens of presentations.

Youth are often times called upon to speak in front of an audience to share a message or speak about a community project. This webinar will help you hone your skills so you can effectively communicate your talking points.

Learning Objectives:
1. Public Speaking 101: Quick Dos and Don’ts
2. Learn simple tips on how to organize your message.
3. Learn how to build a top notch Powerpoint.

Please register HERE to participate in this important learning opportunity.

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TNL Boston Provides Leadership Training for more than 60 Youth

The last in the series of UNITYs Today’s Native Leaders training sessions took place on Friday through Sunday, April 7 – 9, in Danvers, Massachusetts, approximately 25 miles north of Boston.

More than 60 youth from the Northeast region of the country and a group from Wisconsin gathered for an inspiring weekend of work dedicated to the betterment of their communities.

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FREE Youth Leadership Webinar Happening Today!

How To Get Media Attention for Your Youth Who Are Making a Difference

Date:  February 28, 2017
Time: 5:00- 6:00 p.m. ET
Description: This webinar focuses on how you can get the attention of news agencies in your area. Participants will learn how to write an effective news release and prepare youth for media interviews. Presenters also will discuss various techniques for garnering the media’s attention for the positive things youth are doing.

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How to Get Media Attention for Your Youth Who Are Making a Difference

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Free Webinar

Date: February 28, 2017

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET

Description: This webinar focuses on how you can get the attention of news agencies in your area. Participants will learn how to write an effective news release and prepare youth for media interviews. Presenters also will discuss various techniques for garnering the media’s attention for the positive things youth are doing.

Register: Register and learn more about this free webinar.

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TNL goes to Palm Springs with surprise Special Guest

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December was a great month for the Today’s Native Leaders team as they traveled to Palm Springs, CA for a TNL training session. More than a hundred Native youth from communities in California, Oklahoma and Arizona to as far away as Arlee, Montana, Presque Isle, Maine, the Tlingit communities of southeast Alaska, and the village of Nuiqsut on the North Slope of Alaska worked diligently on service projects they planned during the course of the weekend.

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Embracing Youth Activism

Today's Native Leaders
Free TNL Webinar on Thursday, December 15:

Date and Time:
Thursday, December 15, 2016
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST  |  3:00 PM – 4:00 PM MST
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST  |  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Training Summary:
Youth activism is on the rise nationwide. Countless numbers of American Indian youth are involved in social justice work and grassroots efforts. This webinar will allow participants to hear from youth activists about how and why they became involved in various movements such as climate change and protecting sacred sites.

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Today’s Native Leaders goes to Homer, Alaska

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The Kenai Peninsula in south central Alaska is home to more than 20 tribal communities. Through the school system, each village has a regional youth council where members are provided opportunities to develop leadership skills essential for academic and career success. They learn to weave their leadership expertise into both their traditional and contemporary teachings.

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TNL Palm Springs: Now Accepting Applications

TNL Flyer_Palm SpringsTNL leadership training for Native youth is headed to Palm Springs, California! This FREE training will take place December 2-4, 2016 (Friday-Sunday) at the Double Tree Hilton Palm Springs.

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