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PDF Application Packet

Champions for Change 
PDF Application Packet

Application deadline extended to January 14, 2016!

The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is now accepting applications for the 2016 class of Champions for Change! Champions for Change are young Native Americans (ages 14 to 22) who demonstrate leadership and service within tribal and urban Indian communities, schools,and/or programs.


Click here to download a PDF version of the CFC Application Packet and follow the instructions on the form to submit via mail, email or fax. Feel free to print and share the application with youth in your community!

To be considered as a candidate for the 2016 CFC class, your application must include: 

  • Completed Youth Application Form (including essay or video response to application questions)
  • Adult Recommendation Form #1
  • Adult Recommendation Form #2
  • Peer Recommendation Form
Applications can be submitted by mail to:

The Center for Native American Youth
Attn: Josie Raphaelito
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

by email to:

by fax to:
Fax: (202) 293-0525

Click here if you would prefer to apply online.

Visit our 2013 Champions, 2014 Champions, and 2015 Champions pages to learn more about the previous CFC classes and their youth-led initiatives to support youth in Indian Country.

If you have a question about the Champions for Change application process, please contact us at

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