Important Announcement: Champions for Change Application Deadline Extended

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 The Center for Native American Youth has extended the Champions for Change application deadline to Friday, November 18. Click here to apply. 

Champions for Change (CFC) is a leadership development program designed to shine a national spotlight on Native youth like you who are leading positive change in your communities. The CFC program gives Native youth a national platform to:

  • Educate new stakeholders about the challenges and strengths of Native communities,
  • Lift up youth perspectives on the issues you find most important,
  • Celebrate your innovative ideas and hard work to tackle tough issues, and
  • Receive support and encouragement to help you grow as strong leaders and advocates.

We’re still searching for the five young leaders who will join our fifth class of Champions for Change. We need your energy, leadership, and partnership to ensure that Native youth have meaningful opportunities to impact the issues that matter the most.

Make sure your application and three recommendations are submitted by Friday, November 18 to be considered for the 2017 class of Champions for Change.

REMEMBER: A COMPLETE Champions for Change application includes:

Visit us at for more information about the CFC program and application. Still have questions? Contact CNAY at (202) 736-2905 or

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Celebrating Outstanding Native American Youth

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The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY), a policy program at the Aspen Institute, recognized its 2016 Champions for Change through a series of events this week in Washington, DC. The Champions for Change program, inspired by a White House initiative, is designed to shine a spotlight on positive stories in Indian Country, promote hope among Native American youth, and expose young people to leadership development opportunities.

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