About The UNITY Midyear Conference

The UNITY Midyear Conference is a three-day youth-led annual event held every February in Phoenix-metro, Arizona designed to empower Native youth and adults. About 500 youth and advisors safely attended the last in-person conference in 2020. The UNITY Midyear Conference is training focused and provides an opportunity for male and female reps of the National UNITY Council to meet to discuss its annual initiative.

UNITY Trainers and peer leaders have utilized a proven UNITY YOUth Can! curriculum to challenge youth and advisors to come up with youth-led community service projects as a way to address social issues in their communities. Action plans can help guide people and groups, including youth councils, on what it takes to complete a project, task, initiative or strategy. The YOUth Can! curriculum involves 10 steps, allowing participants to determine objectives, goals, review milestones, measure progress, as well as responsibilities, specific assignments, and a timeline. Action plans are an important part of strategic planning. In this period of social distancing, youth can still develop Action Plans through video conferencing or conference calls.

Affiliated Youth Councils and individual members are eligible for registration discounts. Become a member today!

Midyear Conference Agenda

7 am – 9 am            Registration

9 am – 10:30 am        Opening General Assembly

10:30 am – 10:45 am        Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm        Sessions 1 (5 breakouts)

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm        Lunch (on own)

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm        Sessions 2 (5 breakouts)

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm        Break

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm        Afternoon General Assembly

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm        Dinner (on own)

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm        Evening Activities/Evening General Assembly

8:30 am – 9:45 am        Morning General Assembly

9:45 am – 10:00 am        Break

10:00 am – 10:25 am        Speed Workshops 1

10:30 am – 10:55 am        Speed Workshops 2

11:00 am – 11:25 am        Speed Workshops 3

11:30 am – 11:55 am        Speed Workshops 4

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm        Luncheon & Program

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm        Afternoon General Assembly

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm        Break

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm        Sessions 3 (5 breakouts)

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm        Dinner (on your own)

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm        Cultural Exchange   

8:30 am – 11:30 am        Closing General Assembly

11:30 am – 1:30 pm        Lunch (on your own) / Departure

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm        Post-Conference Sessions (up to 5)

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Past UNITY Midyear Conference Videos