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Look no further to find the next great program or activity for your Club members. These resources provide easy-to-implement and culturally-enriching opportunities tailored for Native youth.

BGCA Federal Grant Central Newsletter
A comprehensive snapshot of important information and guidance, National news and updates, and great tips and advice, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Federal Grant Central Newsletter provides relevant content to Boys & Girls Clubs receiving Federal mentoring grants through the Office of Juvenile Programs. Newsletter topics include important dates and events, training opportunities, highlights form Club’s current mentoring programs, best practices for mentoring at Clubs, a Club Spotlight, honoring mentors, a federal grant compliance corner, and additional mentoring resources.

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Circle of Life: HIV/AIDS/STI Curriculum
Designed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health Resource Center, the Circle of Life is a multimedia curriculum designed for American Indian/Alaska Native youth in grades 6 and 7 to teach youth how to make healthy lifestyle choices and prevent diseases such as HIV/AIDS.

Kognito - Mental Health Education Resources
Kognito, through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Tribal Youth office, has created online role-playing simulations to prepare individuals so that they are able to effectively lead real-life conversations that change lives. These no-cost resources provide practitioners with information about the effects of historical and intergenerational trauma, positive police-youth interactions, behavioral health support and suicide prevention, signs of psychological distress, and motivating youth to seek help. Additionally, adolescents are able to role-play situations that will help them recognize when a peer is showing signs of distress and master how to motivate them to seek help.

Let's Move in Indian Country
A comprehensive initiative designed by the First Lady, Let’s Move! in Indian Country is dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. LMIC seeks to advance the work that Tribal leaders and community members are already doing to improve the health of Native youth. Throughout our country's history, Native communities have provided some of the best examples of healthy food and sustainable community-based practices. Many groups in Indian Country are continuing to lead by example by following traditional paths that have existed for thousands of years.

National Mentoring Resource Center
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has partnered together with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership to provide a comprehensive resource to the youth mentoring field. The goal of the National Mentoring Resource Center is to improve the quality and effectiveness of mentoring across the country by supporting youth mentoring practitioners. The Center serves as a reliable resource for mentoring tools, program and training materials, and information. In addition to accessing online resources, mentoring programs can apply for no-cost training and technical assistance to support them in more deeply incorporating evidence-based practices, ultimately leading to greater positive outcomes for youth.

National Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian’s website is a multidimensional resource that captures information that can be used to educate both youth and adults. This online resource features comprehensive information, activities, and traditional daily practices of tribes and cultures throughout the Western Hemisphere and Hawaii. Live webcasts, program resources, interactive lessons, and access to Native art exhibits are also available.

Native American Encyclopedia
The Native American Encyclopedia’s objective is to honor Native elders, inspire Native youth, document Native history, and share Native culture. A comprehensive archive, this online resource offers articles on Native American history, culture, tribes, facts, and statistics.

Native American Public Telecommunications Education Resources
This media company produces stories for public radio and television to represent the cultures, experiences, and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives. The Education Resources Page provides discussion guides and forums, as well as other supplementary materials to be used alongside their film productions.

Native Daughters
A product of University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Native Daughters is a collection of stories, profiles, and multimedia projects about a diverse group of Native American women.

To download the iBook version of this curriculum, go to: http://

Native VOICES (Video Opportunities for Innovative Condom Education and Safer Sex) is a project, headed by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, which provides an evidence-based video that has been designed to provide information to Native youth about prevention practices related to HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The video is for Native teens and young adults, ages 15 to 24. Important topics such as communicating with your partner, personal values, and healthy relationships are also addressed in this culturally-tailored video. The Native VOICES toolkit is currently available to communities in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. If you are outside of this geographic area but are interested in more information or receiving a toolkit, send your name, tribe, and mailing address to Mattie Tomeo-Palmanteer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive a free copy. To view the trailer for the Native VOICES vides, go to:

NCAI Youth Commission
The National Congress of American Indians Youth Commission serves as a space for Indian Country’s young people to stand together, empowered, to inform Indian Country’s greater decisions regarding the future.

The National Congress of American Indians developed this online community to help youth ages 13- 24 set, track, and achieve their goals. Users can access weekly blogs, and resources, as well as connect with youth from across Indian Country.

Nike N7
Nike N7 inspires and enables participation in sport for Native American and Aboriginal populations in North America to help build greater self-confidence and positive change in their communities.

Project Venture (National Indian Youth Leadership Project)
Project Venture brings together experiential, outdoor learning with service-based learning for this evidence-based program that targets middle school and high school aged youth.

Running Strong for American Indian Youth  
Oglala Lakota member and Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills began this group to build the capacity of Native communities, grassroots organizations, families, and individuals to leverage their strengths and solve problems.

Seventh Native American Generation (SNAG) Magazine
SNAG provides Native youth the opportunity to achieve balance and harmony, address historical and modern grievances, and explore and develop leadership and community skills through arts and cultural expression. This publication features art, essays, poetry, photos from young Natives across the Americas.

SPARK- Countering Childhood Obesity since 1989
SPARK is a research based organization that promotes the health of youth and lifelong wellness. Through this organization, teachers and youth leaders can gain access to evidence based programs with content pertaining to physical education, after-school programming, early childhood, and coordinated school health programs. Each program includes a highly active curriculum, staff development, lifetime follow-up consultations, and content-matched equipment. Free online resources are also available.

The Lakota Berenstain Bears
Use these 20 episodes of the Berenstain Bears with Lakota-speaking characters to help teach this Native language to your Club members of all ages. The Lakota Berenstain Bears, also known as "Matȟó Waúŋšila Thiwáhe, are entertaining and use culturally relevant stories and characters that reflect Lakota values. A DVD that includes a 12-page episode guide is also available for purchase.

 We R Native
A comprehensive health resource for Native youth, We R Native provides content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. We R Native strives to promote holistic health and positive growth in local communities and the nation at large.


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2107 N. Collins Boulevard
Richardson, TX 75080

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