National call for Native American and Alaska Native youth!
Please join United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) at our nation's capital to learn leadership and public speaking skills; how to plan community service projects; and to meet with members of Congress to discuss important issues affecting our youth such as substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, suicide, high school dropout rate, civic engagement, career readiness, and overall wellness. The UNITY Mid-Year Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City hotel in Arlington, Virginia, where an exciting Native Youth Recognition Program will be also be unveiled. In addition, the National UNITY Council, comprised of youth representatives from throughout the country, will conduct its annual business meeting to prepare for the national conference in late June 2014.
We encourage Tribal Youth Programs to select a youth representative (ambassador) and a chaperone to go to Washington, D.C. to learn more about the UNITY organization and network with other Native youth on how to best address issues affecting their communities. Training will be provided for youth and adults who work with youth. UNITY has a 37-year track record hosting national and mid-year meetings and conferences for Native youth.