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Nominate Your Advisor for the 2021 JR Cook Advisor of the Year Award


Your Advisor does so much for your community, will you nominate them for this award? Effective and successful youth councils consistently have one key ingredient in common; an advisor who is involved, provides wise counsel and guidance, and is willing to work closely with youth council members as they make and carry out their decisions and related activities.

Submit Your Nomination Here

Named after our founder, former Advisor and friend J.R. Cook, UNITY values the dedication of these many individuals who provide adult leadership and nurture and support the development of Native youth. In appreciation, UNITY will honor one such advisor this year during the 2021 National UNITY Conference. The honoree will be recognized during the UNITY Awards Ceremony on Saturday, July 4, 2021.

Please note, only online submissions are accepted at this time.

Submit Your Nomination Here

Application deadline is on June 18, 2021.

Before completing this form, a Letter of Support from a community member or leader is requested (but not required at this time). If you have any questions, please contact Greg Mendoza at or 480-718-9793.