The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Native American Programs is sponsoring a three-day National Native Youth Summit in Washington, D.C. September 24–27, 2016.
Teams of 4 tribal youth, ages 14–17, (along with one adult chaperone) will spend 3 days learning about building community and developing leadership skills. Youth will be trained as Native Youth Ambassadors to implement community development projects when they return home. All travel, accommodations, and food costs will be covered.
While in Washington, DC, Youth Ambassadors will:
- Tour National Monuments and learn about federal Indian Policy
- Meet with key staff at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Conduct a neighborhood community inventory
- Meet with Congressional staff on Capitol Hill
Application deadline is September 2, 2016!