As part of celebrating the season and school break, UNITY held a Fun and Games virtual event led by the Akimel O’odham/Pee-Posh Youth Council. UNITY affiliated youth councils around the country are finding innovative ways to meet to discuss their initiatives and continue their projects in a fun interactive way. The Akimel O’odham/Pee-Posh Youth Council has introduced virtual applications to conduct their first virtual annual tribal youth conference, beading and pottery workshops, conducted youth councils meetings, hosted a tribal candidates forum and traditional cooking class, shared COVID-19 youth messages, and gave Gila River youth the opportunity to vote virtually through the Gila River Kids Voting Program. They are virtually re-organizing as a youth council.
Thank you to all the Native youth who logged on from across the nation, and the Akimel O’odham Pee-Posh Youth Council. Social Wellness is one of the four pillars of UNITY leadership development, and we appreciate youth reaching out to support each other in times of isolation. “I’m quite impressed with the host youth council. They are engaged and seemed excited to connect and brainstorm about how they can make a difference in their community, said Greg Mendoza, UNITY Youth Program Manager.
Congrats to the Trivia winners:
- Christmas Trivia: Will Mosley, Monique Makil, Junior Pancott,
- New Years Trivia: Sineca Jackson, Susanna Osife, Junior Pancott
- Jeopardy Trivia : Will Mosley, NUC EC Northeastern representative
Learn More about the Akimel O’odham Pee-Posh Youth Council: