#FactSheet “What Shapes the Health of Native American Youth in New Mexico?”

Curious to know the range of factors that affect the health of New Mexico’s Native American
children and families? If so, take a peek at this #FactSheet created by the The Notah Begay III Foundation to review the highlights.

American Indian and Alaska Native Behavioral Health Webinar Series

Join us for a special webinar hosted by the American Indian and Alaska Native NPA Caucus

Project Venture, an evidence-based intervention, combines traditional native wisdom with positive youth development, social emotional learning, outdoor adventure, and service learning to create a unique approach that has been successful for more than 25 years. Beginning with a camp in Oklahoma during 1982, Project Venture has evolved into a model program recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that has been implemented in 25 states, 8 Canadian provinces, and Hungary. The National Indian Youth Leadership Project founded Project Venture and provides training, coaching, mentoring, curriculum development, and grant-writing assistance to program participants. The webinar will highlight the project’s core elements and guiding principles of this unique, internationally recognized native youth program and assist participants with exploring their readiness to implement it.

TOPIC: Project Venture – Positive Youth Development for American Indian and             Alaska Native Youth

DATE: September 20, 2017

TIME: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

SPEAKERS:

Moderator:

Dr. Francine Gachupin, Member, American Indian and Alaska Native NPA Caucus

 Presenter:

McClellan Hall, Founder and Executive Director of the National Indian Youth Leadership Project

Register Here*: http://tinyurl.com/ProjectVentureRegistration

View the abstract and bio here: http://bit.ly/2x8JEen

The American Indian and Alaska Native National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) Caucus provides a forum for members to increase dialogue across the country and to coordinate and enhance tribal, state and local efforts to address health disparities and the social determinants of health for AI/ANs.

Visit the AI/AN NPA Caucus website for more information: http://aian.npa-rhec.org/.

*If the registration link does not work, please copy the entire link and paste it into your web browser. For webinar-specific questions, contact the moderator: csantos@explorepsa.com.

APPLY NOW: EvalYouth International Mentoring Program for Young and Emerging Evaluators

INTERNATIONAL MENTORING PROGRAM for Young and Emerging Evaluators
Or through the following link: http://tinyurl.com/ybcgqj74

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

15 AUGUST 2017

·         Are you a young and/or emerging evaluator, seeking to establish and enhance you career in the field of evaluation?

·         Are you finding it difficult to advance your career due to limited professional development opportunities?

·         Are you looking for an experienced evaluation mentor(from your country/region or other countries/regions) to support, coach and guide you in your evaluation career enhancement effort?

·         Are your financial means limited and impeding you from realizing your professional development objectives to enroll in available professional development opportunities?

If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, then

EvalYouth Mentoring Program is just for you!

As young professionals, our career needs are sometimes demanding and it may be challenging to find the right guidance to create a successful career. Although there are many excellent evaluation mentors around the world, getting matched to one of these career builders may be challenging. Location, language, financial resources, etc. can be common barriers for young and emerging evaluators (YEEs).

A recent survey EvalYouth conducted, showed that 90% of responding YEEs believe that a global evaluation mentoring program is highly relevant and greatly needed. EvalYouth, through its mentoring program, supported by EvalPartners, fills this gap and provides opportunities for highly motivated YEEs to connect with more experienced evaluation professionals for a 6 to 12 month mentoring program.

EvalYouth mentoring program targets YEEs across all countries and regions around the world. We are looking for YEEs who demonstrate commitment to the evaluation profession, and are looking to commit their time and effort to the advancement of their career.

Important information about the Program:

·         Mentoring is for 6 to 12 months;

·         Mentee should be maximum 35 years old

·         Mentee should have no more than 5 years of experience in the evaluation profession

·         Mentee should have working knowledge of English

To get in touch:

·         For more information, visit our website:https://evalpartners.org/evalyouth

·         For further questions or clarifications, send us an e-mail:evalyouth@gmail.com

·         Follow EvalYouth on social media: Facebook, Twitter,LinkedIn, and YouTube

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 AUGUST 2017

Youth Empowerment Part 2: Suicide Prevention and Social Media

Youth Empowerment Part 2: Suicide Prevention and Social Media

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Times:

11 a.m. Alaska
12 p.m. Pacific
12 p.m. Arizona
1 p.m. Mountain
2 p.m. Central
3 p.m. Eastern

The SAMHSA Tribal TTA Center will join the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) and members of their 2017 Champions for Change class for a series of three webinars focusing on youth empowerment in Indian Country.

In Part 2 we welcome Faith Holyan, a 16-year-old member of the Navajo Nation. After losing a close friend to suicide, Faith started #codepurple—a social media-based suicide prevention campaign—to connect peers going through difficult times with friends and loved ones. As a former World Champion in the Indian National Finals Rodeo circuit, Faith uses her title and recognition to advocate for youth suicide prevention and mental health awareness. She also hosts local community events for her peers that serve as safe spaces for discussing mental health-related issues.

Register for the webinar. You will receive a confirmation email. On the day of the webinar, use the link provided in your registration confirmation email. Please join 15 minutes prior to the webinar.

Webinar: Youth Empowerment Part 1 – Indigenous Food and Healing

Youth Empowerment Part 1: Indigenous Food and Healing

Webinar Date:

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Times:

11 a.m. Alaska
12 p.m. Pacific
12 p.m. Arizona
1 p.m. Mountain
2 p.m. Central
3 p.m. Eastern

About the Webinar

Join the SAMHSA Tribal Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Center, the Center for Native American Youth, and members of their 2017 Champions for Change class for a three-part webinar series on youth empowerment in Indian Country.

In Part 1 we will welcome Mariah Gladstone, who will discuss her work as founder of Indigikitchen, an online cooking show dedicated to the diets of indigenous communities. She will also discuss the growing understanding of food sovereignty and its connection to wellness in tribal communities.

Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area 9: Tribal Youth Program Peer Review

Interested in participating in the peer review of grant applications for the FY 2017 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area 9: Tribal Youth Program? Please review the information below and respond by Monday, April 3, 2017 if you are interested in participating in a peer review for this solicitation. For your reference, please visit the linked grant announcement:

https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913601/download

Quote: Arts Reclaim At-Risk Youth

Involvement in the arts engages kids in their community, improves self-esteem, reclaims at-risk youth, and builds the creative skills that are required of a 21st century workforce.
Gavin Newsom

Webinar To Discuss Media Attention for Youth Making a Difference

On February 28, 2017, from 5 to 6 p.m. ET, OJJDP, in collaboration with United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY), will present “How To Get Media Attention for Your Youth Who Are Making a Difference.” This webinar will focus on how to garner media attention for the positive things youth are doing in their community. Participants will learn how to write an effective news release and prepare youth for media interviews.

Resources:

Register for this free webinar.

Youth Sports Looking for Funding? Nike Grants Available!

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*Press Release from Center for Native American Youth

Nike’s N7 Programs Announces Funding Opportunities
for Native Youth Through Generation Indigenous

Grants are now available to Native youth for sport and physical activity programs and initiatives.

Washington, DC, July 20, 2015 –– As a part of President Obama’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative, Nike, Inc. and the N7 Fund has partnered with the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) to extend grant opportunities as a resource for Native youth leaders promoting health and wellness through sport and physical activity in their community. Gen-I is an initiative to help improve the lives of Native youth and to cultivate the next generation of Native leaders. Gen-I includes new investments and policies to expand educational, employment, and health and social services for Native youth. CNAY, along with the Department of the Interior, have partnered to launch a National Native Youth Network. Through this Network, CNAY has engaged over 2,000 Native youth from across the country in 2015.

Sam McCracken, CNAY board member and General Manager of Nike’s N7 Programs, announced this new funding opportunity at the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering on July 9. During the Gathering, which brought over 1,000 Native youth from across the country to Washington, DC, McCracken remarked, “N7 has allocated resources for Native youth as a part of N7’s commitment to Gen-I. We created this opportunity in partnership with the Center for Native American Youth to bring sport and all of its benefits to Gen-I and to create further opportunities for future generations.”

The National Native Youth Network, a part of Gen-I, is aimed at providing a sustainable platform to engage and educational, leadership, and funding opportunities to Native American youth across the United States. This partnership, between CNAY and Nike to provide youth an opportunity to secure funding for wellness and activity programs, is an example of how the Network is expanding opportunities for and bringing more resources to the 2.1 million Native American youth.

Native youth can now apply for up to $10,000 in funding for their programs and initiatives through the N7 Fund website. For more information and to apply, please visit http://n7fund.com/apply/.

“I am inspired by Sam McCracken’s leadership and passion for making a difference in the lives of Native children through sport,” said Erin Bailey, Executive Director of the Center for Native American Youth, a policy program at the Aspen Institute. “Nike N7 represents a positive outlet and brand to many and we are excited about their continued work to support Native youth through the Network.”

The N7 Fund provides access to cash only grants to Native American and Aboriginal communities in support of sports and physical activity programs for youth. Our goal is to help unleash a child’s potential through the power of sport. Nike is inspired by Native American wisdom of the Seven Generations: In every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the seventh generation. For more information, visit www.niken7.com.

Center for Native American Youth is dedicated to improving the health, safety and overall well-being of Native American youth through communication, policy development and advocacy. Founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan in February 2011, the Center is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. The Center works to strengthen and create new connections as well as exchange resources and best practices that address the challenges facing Native youth. Visit the Center’s website for a comprehensive list of resources available to young Native Americans, tribes and the general public. For more information, visit www.cnay.org

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.

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One Dupont Circle · Suite 700 · Washington, DC, 20036
www.aspeninstitute.org
Tel. 202-736-5800 • Fax 202-467-0790

Contact: Erin Bailey
Center for Native American Youth
The Aspen Institute
202-736-2521
erin.bailey@aspeninstitute.org

Letters of Intent for Incarcerated Juveniles

Public Welfare Foundation Accepting Letters of Intent for Juvenile Justice Programs

POSTED: September 1, 2014
DEADLINE: Open (Letters of Inquiry)

The Public Welfare Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent from organizations and programs working to end the criminalization and over-incarceration of youth in the United States.

Through its Juvenile Justice program, the foundation awards grants to groups that are working to advance policy reforms that reduce youth incarceration rates in the juvenile justice system by, for example, limiting the use of incarceration, expanding the use of community-based alternatives to incarceration, reducing lengths of stay, and/or decriminalizing minor misbehaviors or otherwise diverting youth from the juvenile court system; ending the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth as adults; and promoting fairer and more equitable treatment of youth of color by the juvenile justice system. Grant amounts are determined by the scope of the project.

To be eligible, applicants must have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Letters of Intent are accepted year round. Upon review, selected organizations will be invited to complete full proposals.

Visit the Public Welfare Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.