Phoenix Union High School District Affiliated with UNITY
Phoenix—UNITY welcomes its newest affiliate – the Phoenix Union High School District (PUHSD)! The group recently held a UNITY Youth Council Training to learn about the organization and receive assistance in starting its youth council. Nearly 40 people attended the training, which was sponsored by the PUHSD Native American Education Program, including students, parents, advisors, and UNITY staff.
The event began with ice-breakers and team-building activities provided by members of the Mesa Strength Youth Council and the Morning Star Leaders Youth Council. Participants enjoyed a spaghetti dinner thanks to the PUHSD NEA Program. Lynnann Yazzie, Project Coordinator of UNITY’s Today’s Native Leaders project, provided guidance for establishing a UNITY youth council. The Morning Star Leaders Youth Council and Mesa Strength Youth Council shared information regarding meetings, activities, and community involvement.
The final activity of the night involved having each youth participant write down one activity they would like to see happen in their community. These suggestions were then given to the PUHSD youth group to assist them in brainstorming possible activities for their youth council.