Champions for Change (CFC), inspired by a 2011 White House initiative, recognizes and encourages inspirational Native youth (ages 14 to 22) working in their tribal or urban Indian communities to promote hope and make a positive impact. Each year, CNAY invites young Native American leaders to apply and get involved in the CFC program. In 2013, CNAY recognized and continues to work with our first class of Champions - Dahkota Brown, Cierra Fields, Joaquin Gallegos, Vance Home Gun, and Sarah Schilling.
Senator Dorgan (CNAY Founder & Chairman), the CNAY Board of Advisors, and team welcome our 2014 class of Champions for Change, and we invite you to learn more about these remarkable young leaders by visiting the 2014 Champions page.
You can also click here for a three-page description of the CFC program and our 2013 & 2014 Champions.
Interested in creating your own Champions for Change initiative in your community?! The 2013 CFCs developed a Champions for Change Toolkit to encourage local tribal and urban Indian communities to recognize and celebrate Native American youth leaders across the nation. Review the CFC Toolkit to get started today!