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The Native Services Unit Supports BGCIC at NCAI Convention

The Native Services Unit (NSU) team members have been hard at work during the 71st Annual NCAI (National Congress of American Indians) Convention & Marketplace this week. This is an important event for the NSU team because it provides time for them to connect with tribal leaders from across the country, understanding how we can work together to better serve Native youth. NCAI has been a longtime friend of BGCIC, implementing programs like T.R.A.I.L. and the National Native American Mentoring Program. Attending this annual event gives NSU and NCAI the opportunity to expand and deepen this partnership.

NCAI President Brian Cladoosby even took some time to stop by the BGCIC booth and talk to our team. The NSU looks forward to continuing their efforts alongside NCAI to bring Native communities together to succeed!

Has your Club ever run a program funded by NCAI? Or maybe you’ve partnered with NCAI in a different way? Share your stories in the comments below!

Photo: NSU team members spend time with NCAI President Brian Cladoosby to talk about BGCIC. Pictured (from left to right): Teresa Walch, NSU; Linda Wiltse, NSU; Brian Cladoosby, NCAI; Carla Knapp, NSU.

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Calling all Members of Healthy Programs!

So, the Healthy Kids Challenge (HKC) has a special challenge for you. Yes, you! They want you to share your most AWE-some nutrition lesson or project! The HKC believes that kids learn about healthy lifestyles best through activities that are…

Appealing and fun.
Welcome and inviting.
Easy and Simple.

We here at BGCIC tend to agree. And we know that our Native Clubs run AWE-some activities every day.
This challenge is a chance for you to showcase that work.

The Challenge

So here’s the scoop: the HKC wants you to submit either a lesson plan or a project idea for the Nutrition Ed Tool Box Challenge. It can be an activity you have used before with your Club kids or one that you have developed to use that has science-based nutrition content. Your activity should incorporate ideas and information from evidence-based resources such as MyPlate or USDA Nutrition content or guidelines. Submitting is easy.

Just type up your ideas and enter them online with the HKC before December 15, 2014.

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BGCA Native Services Unit
Dallas Service Center
2107 N. Collins Boulevard
Richardson, TX 75080

Direct: 972-581-2374
E-mail: BGCANS@BGCA.ORG