Champions for Change
The Center for Native American Youth created the Champions for Change program as an effort to shine a spotlight on inspirational stories and promote hope in Indian Country. CNAY is aimed at bringing greater national attention to the issues facing Native youth through communication, policy development and advocacy. In our visits to tribal and urban Indian communities, our team listens to and learns from young Native Americans about youth priorities, challenges and successes. We continue to hear from and about inspirational Native youth who are taking the lead in tackling community challenges and inspiring whole communities. The CFC program is a way to recognize and encourage these youth-led efforts!
Each year, CNAY invites Native youth to apply to the CFC program. Champions can include individuals who initiate programs, events, or other efforts to improve the lives of fellow Native youth and Indian Country. We want young people to join us in our work to elevate Native youth voices while providing many leadership opportunities through the CFC program.
CNAY is currently accepting applications for the 2015 class of Champions for Change on a rolling basis. The deadline to apply is January 12, 2015.
Click here to apply online .
Click here to download a PDF version of the application.
If you know a Native young person between the ages of 14 and 22 years old who has led an effort to make positive change in their community,click here to nominate them for the CFC program today
Information shared by Cara Cowan Watts – Thanks!