Watch the 2013 CFC video below and visit the Champion's individual pages to learn more bout their important work and participation in the CFC program. You can also read the article from Indian Country Today Media Network to hear about their experience while visiting Washington, DC in March 2013.
Through a series of celebratory events, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) announced its inaugural class of Champions for Change in March 2013. In addition to speaking and participating in these recognition events in Washington, DC, the Champions are currently serving a two-year term on the CNAY Youth Advisory Board. Our Champions continue to be recognized at the local, state, and national levels. In its first year, the CFC program has created new connections and opportunities for the 2013 CFCs, including invitations to attend conferences; speaking engagements at events; youth leadership and advocacy training opportunities, partnership building for funding opportunities for youth-led initiatives; and more! Continued engagement and participation through the Youth Advisory Board ensures youth input, vision, and perspective on the Center’s work and future development.
The inaugural CFC class is eager to meet and work with the second CFC class, which will be identified through the current application process and announced in early 2014. The application process is now closed for 2014. Thank you to everyone who applied and submitted recommendations. Check back soon to help welcome CNAY's second class of Champions for Change and recognize our honorable mentions.Visit the Center's "What's New" blog to learn more about the Champions' visit to Washington, DC. You can also watch the 2013 CFC video and visit individual pages to learn more about the important work being done by: