The UNITY 25 Under 25 is a national youth leadership recognition program. The awards program is designed to celebrate the achievements of American Indian and Alaska Native youth ages 14 to 24 who embody UNITY’s core mission and exude living a balanced life developing their spiritual, mental, physical, and social well-being. Honorees are recognized during the National UNITY Conference, with each receiving a hand-made beaded “25 Under 25” medallion. In addition to being recognized, each awardee will receive special training by UNITY over the period of one year that is designed to build on their individual achievements. The class is recognized as UNITY ambassadors, serving as stellar examples of Native youth leadership in Indian Country today.

The purpose of UNITY’s 25 Under 25 Native Youth Leadership Program is to:

  • Recognize the accomplishments of Native young people, ages 14 to 24, who are dedicated to serving their communities.
  • Provide training and hands-on learning activities that will increase the participants’ ability to serve their community.
  • Encourage rising Native leaders to aspire to greater levels of achievement.
  • Build a support network of ‘service to community’ minded leaders that will grow with each year; and Further the UNITY mission of building a strong, unified, and self-reliant Native America through greater youth involvement.

Apply today with the 2 Step Process:

STEP 1: Completed Nomination Form

STEP 2: Completed Candidate Application Form and Resume

Visit UNITY’s website to learn more.