Submit Your Native American Business Institute 2017 Application!

Calling all Native Education Leaders! Michigan State University is looking for your help to promote a pre-college program developed for Native high school students who will be in 9-12th grade during the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 school year.

The Native American Business Institute (NABI) is a FREE weeklong pre-college summer program for Native high school students interested in learning about college and the field of business. Participants work with MSU college faculty/staff, tribal leaders, Native business owners and Fortune 500 corporate representatives in a seven-day “business boot-camp” that exposes participants to the university environment, the college application process, the various degrees available in business and tribal law, and numerous professional development opportunities. Applications are available for download on the NABI webpage.

This year’s program will run from Saturday, June 24 – Friday, June 30, 2017. The application deadline is May 5, 2017.


Red Nose Day Challenge

Today, this very day, over 1 billion youth are living in poverty. That means that youth, both in our communities and communities across the country, have basic needs that aren’t being met. However, youth are the powerful tool to help inspire a difference. The Red Nose Day Campaign presents the Red Nose Day Challenge to youth in grades 3-8. Through the Challenge, teams will showcase why it is important to help end childhood poverty. Getting started takes a simple four steps:

Come Together

Create a team of 1-4 youth. Teams are broken into grade levels (grade 3-5 and 6-8). Each team must have an adult leader!


Take time to prepare for your Challenge and learn more about poverty plaguing communities. The Red Nose Day team has prepared activities and resources for you to review.


Call for Applications: Finish Line Grants Supporting Healthy Lifestyles

The Finish Line Foundation, a charity formed by athletic products retailer Finish Line, is calling for grant applications from organizations serving youth athletic programs and sports-based camps. Submitting an application will enter you in for the chance to be awarded funding from a series three grant programs, which include: 

  • Programmatic Grant: Up to $5,000 will be award to nonprofit organizations that emphasize community-based athletic programs, and to established camps that teach active lifestyles and team-building skills.

  • Legacy Grant: Up to $75,000 will be awarded to support the construction of new facilities, and/or renovations to existing buildings, grounds, and property.

  • Founder’s Grant: Up to $25,000 will be awarded to fulfill emergency needs that would somehow keep an organization from providing their current services. This can include natural disasters or other unforeseen fiscal circumstances. 

Eat Smart, Play Hard: Enter to Win We R Native’s March Contest!

Do you have teens or staff members between the ages of 15-24 who are interested in sports, health, or fitness? Have them enter the following contest:

We R Native is calling for the submission of fitness or healthy eating photos, along with a description of what in your tribe or community helps you to be physically active and/or eat healthy! This will enter them in for the chance to win $75! To enter, have them fill out the submission form here. All entries are due by March 20, 2017.

Encourage your Club and staff members (eligible or not) to think about ways they live or eat healthy each day, and how they can show it in a creative way!


Visit the New!

Do you have creative, passionate, or driven teens that need a platform to express themselves and/or their work with their peers around the country? Maybe you have teens interested in staying updated with current events, leadership opportunities, or even health, wellness, or arts programs? If the answer is yes, check out the updated and redesigned virtual Boys & Girls Club,! It’s a website where they can do just that!

Here your teens can access a variety of interactive content based on existing BGCA programs. Recently, it was redesigned to help Club teens around the country connect with one another more quickly and effectively. Teen members can share their voice by submitting articles, how-to’s, artwork, and other content for publication. Not only is it an exciting and fun way to instantly share content, it is an excellent opportunity for Native teens to promote their voices and communities in a safe, friendly, and supportive environment. For more information on how your teens can submit content, click here!

About Us

For more information, read about the BGCA Native Services Unit team members and how to contact
them individually.

BGCA Mentoring

Need assistance with your BGCA National Mentoring Grant? 

Read more about managing Federal grants.

Have any questions?
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Contact Us

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

Direct: 972-581-2375