Applications for the Center for Native American Youth’s 2022 Champions for Change program are now open. The Champions for Change program recognizes Native youth leaders inspired to make positive change. All Native youth are invited to apply!

“Through Champions for Change, Native American youth leaders have spoken at national conferences, met with their members of Congress, mobilized their communities and continue to inspire us at the Center for Native American Youth,” says Nikki Pitre, Center for Native American Youth Executive Director. “We look forward to welcoming a new class of 2022 Champions into the CNAY family.” 

Champions for Change commit to the Center for Native American Youth program for a minimum of one year. During this time, recipients enhance leadership skills through experienced based learning, tailored advocacy training, culturally immersive curriculum and by strengthening their network of support.  

“(Champions for Change) allowed me to grow in my own way with constant guidance of Indigenous peers and mentors.”

Owen Oliver, 2020 Champion for Change