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2013 Native Summit

Welcome! This Web page is a resource for participants of the 2013 Native Summit, including Club staff, board members, and/or tribal council members. It has all the information, and more, that was shared during the Summit at the Talking Stick Resort, located in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Scottsdale, AZ from November 11-13, 2013.

For the first time since 2007, professionals and tribal leaders from Clubs on Native lands gathered to learn, share, and deepen relationships. The Summit was designed to provide leaders from Native communities with the tools to strengthen and sustain those Boys & Girls Clubs for years to come.

BGCIC have served American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth for more than 20 years, celebrating the 20th anniversary in 2012. Since 1992, BGCA has served as a catalyst to bring together communities, tribal and federal governments and corporate and non-profit organizations.

Today, BGCA continues its pledge to assist communities and expand youth development in Indian Country. In 2013, BGCA created the Native Youth Services Unit, designed to provide additional support and specifically address the needs of Clubs on Native lands.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Native Youth Services Team
  • Teresa Walch, National Vice President 
  • Brian Yazzie, National Director
  • Carla Knapp, Director of Development 
  • Mike Marnin, Director of Development

By building upon a proven youth development model that has evolved over 150 years, BGCA is committed to addressing the problems and issues unique to Native communities – rural locations, high poverty rates, and shortage of trained youth professionals. They have contributed over $70 million in federal funds for Native Clubs, produced support materials along with customized training, and are especially proud of several special initiatives and projects in Clubs on Native lands.

BGCA offers a working plan for long-term sustainability, a matter critical to Indian Country. This approach includes continuous national and local fund-raising efforts, as well as thorough Club planning and safety guidelines to ensure Clubs offer positive alternatives for their youth for years to come.

Click here for photos of the cultural nights during the Native Summit!


Training Documents

Program Agenda 2013
2013 Native Summit - Day 1 PowerPoint
2013 Native Summit - Day 2 PowerPoint
2013 Native Summit - Day 3 PowerPoint


Resource Links

The National Mentoring Partnership, Inc.
PowerPoint
Contact: David Shapiro
President & CEO of MENTOR
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Safety at Your Club
PowerPoint
Club Security Assessment
Sample Background Check Policy
Contact: Mitru Ciarlante
Director, Child & Club Safety, BGCA
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National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI)
PowerPoint
NYOI on BGCA.net
Contact: Maurice Bostick
Director, Planning and Measurement, BGCA
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More Resources Coming Soon! 


Contacts

Linda Ashley
Club Liaison Services Specialist, BGCA
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Note: All questions should be sent to Linda Ashley first.

Brian Yazzie
National Director, Native Youth Services, BGCA
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Mike Marnin
Director, Native Youth Services, BGCA
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Carla Knapp
Director, Native Youth Services, BGCA
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FirstPic, Inc.
Support to Native Youth Services
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