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Second “How to Build an Effective Youth Council” Webinar Scheduled

Youth Action Planning: How to Develop an Effective Action Plan

TNL LogoThis training Webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm MST – 3:00 pm MST. To participate in this free and informative Webinar, please register online HERE. After registering, you will be sent a link to the website where the Webinar may be viewed live at the scheduled time.

Training Summary:

Presenters will discuss the stages of successful action planning, the processes to help youth groups bring focus to their ideas, and the steps necessary to achieve youth group goals and objectives. This is the second Webinar in the “How to Build an Effective Youth Council” series.

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Video of Today’s Native Leaders Training in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

About 70 Native American youth and their advisors from tribes across the nation addressed issues such as suicide and loss of culture at a leadership training that took place in October 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The Today’s Native Leaders (TNL) training, which focused on culturally relevant leadership development, included a curriculum promoting team building activities, action planning & event promotion, developing community service projects, and guidance for creating a UNITY youth council.  Several youth from the National UNITY Council Executive Committee and 25 Under 25 Leadership Program served as youth trainers.

The following video was taken during the event and shows some of the youth receiving training and working in teams to design and plan service projects that may be implemented in their respective home communities.

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Native Youth Tackle Tribal Issues  at Today’s Native Leaders Training in Florida

Ft. Lauderdale TNL Team Work

Fort Lauderdale, Florida—About 70 Native American youth and their advisors from tribes across the nation addressed issues such as suicide and loss of culture at a leadership training last week in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  United National Indian Tribal Youth, also known as UNITY, in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) hosted the “Today’s Native Leaders” (TNL) youth leadership event in Fort Lauderdale.

The free TNL training, which focused on culturally relevant leadership development, included a curriculum promoting team building activities, action planning & event promotion, developing community service projects, and “How to create a UNITY youth council.”  Several youth from the National UNITY Council Executive Committee and 25 Under 25 Leadership Program served as youth trainers.

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Early-Bird UNITY Midyear Registration Now Available

EARLY-BIRD UNITY MIDYEAR REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE!

 Update to Registration Deadlines

2015 UNITY MidyearHundreds of UNITY youth councils members and delegates are expected once again to converge for historic meetings in Washington D.C.  The 2015 UNITY Midyear Conference will take place February 11-15, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

The following Midyear registration dates and associated fees are as follows:

  • November 16 – December 31, 2014 – $125
  • January 1, 2015 – January 31, 2015 – $150
  • February 1 – On-site – $175

Note: On-Line registration for Midyear will end on January 31st. After that date, it will be on-site only.

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Midyear and National Conference Dates Announced

SAVE THE DATES

The Midyear UNITY Conference is scheduled for February 11 – 15, 2015 in Washington DC at the Crystal City Hyatt Regency.

Midyear registration fees are as follows:

  • November 15 – $100
  • December 31 – $125
  • February 1 , 2015 – $150
  • Onsite -$175

Note: You must register by the listed date to receive the stated rate.

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Today’s Native Leaders Training Set for Ft. Lauderdale

Free training for up to 100 Native youth!

Mesa, Arizona—Free leadership training for up to 100 Native American youth is available on a first come first serve basis in October in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  United National Indian Tribal Youth, also known as UNITY, in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is hosting the “Today’s Native Leaders” (TNL) youth leadership event at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel from October 24-26, 2014. There is no registration fee.

The TNL training, which focuses on culturally relevant leadership development, will include:

  • Team building activities
  • Action planning & event promotion
  • developing community service projects
  • How to create a UNITY youth council
  • Opportunity to present at a national conference

This training, featuring renowned lead trainer Jeri Brunoe of the Wasco Tribe, is sure to empower and motivate your youth!  Partial travel scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Youth trained through this initiative will have an opportunity to play leadership roles at the annual national UNITY conference.  The next National UNITY Conference will take place in the summer of 2015 in Washington, DC.

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Ft. Lauderdale Today’s Native Leaders Registration Packet Now Available

Today's Native Leaders LogoPreparations continue to move forward for the Today’s Native Leaders Training Academy that will take place in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in October.

For those considering attending, please read through the attached information / registration packet and email the project staff any questions you may have.

For those planning to participate, download the attached materials, complete the registration forms and follow the submission process detailed in the packet.

The Ft. Lauderdale event flyer, which has basic information concerning the Academy, is also attached for viewing and downloading.

Please email or call the UNITY office at (480) 718-9793 with your questions.

We hope you’re as excited as we are about the upcoming event and we look forward to meeting you in Ft. Lauderdale.

How to Build An Effective Youth Council Webinar Announced

Webinar: Free Online Registration HERE

On September 11, 2014, from 4 to 5:00 p.m. ET, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in collaboration with the UNITY: Today’s Native Leaders will present “How to Build An Effective Youth Council.This webinar will explore the powerful benefits of building an effective youth council by engaging and empowering youth voices within your community. The nuts and bolts of how to set up a UNITY youth council will also be examined.

Resource: All About Youth Councils page on the UNITY Website.

Presenters: Jeri Brunoe, Brunoe Training and Consulting and Jared Ivins-Massey, UNITY Program Support Assistant, and the National Congress of American Indians Youth Commission Member-at-Large

Register online to participate in this free and informative Webinar. Note: After registering, you will be sent a link to the website where the Webinar can be viewed live at the scheduled time.

OJJDP News @ A Glance Article About Today’s Native Leaders

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) recently published a story in its online newsletter about the “Today’s Native Leaders” initiative. After reading the introductory paragraphs, click on over and read the rest of the story and view the photo gallery of highlights from the 2014 National UNITY Conference.

 OJJDP and UNITY Promote “Today’s Native Leaders” Initiative at National Conference

On June 28–July 3, 2014, approximately 1,400 American Indian and Alaska Native youth from across the country convened in Portland, OR, for the 2014 National UNITY Conference…

At the conference, OJJDP and UNITY educated youth about Today’s Native Leaders, a new initiative that will offer tribal youth leadership training in seven regions over the next 3 years. The trainings will provide culturally relevant leadership development opportunities and have been scheduled for Mesa, AZ, and Fort Lauderdale, FL, in 2014; Rapid City, IA, and Spokane, WA, in 2015; Palm Springs, CA, and Saint Paul, MN, in 2016; and Boston, MA, in 2017. Trainings will expand the number of UNITY youth councils and youth-led community service projects. In addition, youth trained through the initiative will have an opportunity to play leadership roles at the annual national UNITY conferences.

Read the rest of the story HERE.

Today’s Native Leaders Coming to Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Ft. Lauderdale TNL Flyer GraphicSoutheast Native Youth – Today’s Native Leaders is coming to you in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida! We will host a Community Service Academy, October 24th through the 26th. The Community Service Academy is a how-to workshop for planning community service projects designed for success and tailored for tribal youth in your community. You will also learn how to establish a UNITY youth council or strengthen your existing council as part of the national UNITY network!

During the weekend of October 24th (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), UNITY staff and professional leadership trainers will be working with you to sharpen your leadership skills and work with amazing youth from your area. More detailed information will be posted on this website as it becomes available.

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