The Resource Basket Staff and Stakeholders review upcoming state and national conferences, workshops, training and programs. The following listings have been hand-picked to fill the Basket.
Circle Training Workshop
Application Deadline: February 20, 2017
Program Dates: March 22-24, 2017 in Anchorage, AK
Practitioners of innovative and culturally-appropriate intervention/diversion services for at-risk youth will train rural community members ready to implement circle processes with their tribal youth.
- Introduce participants in the purposes of the “Circle” to mediate harm and conflict in a manner aligned with community values.
- Participants will learn the intentions, philosophies and styles of different approaches to using a “Circle” for restorative justice and identify an approach aligned with their community’s value of supporting Alaska Native youth.
- Provide participant with guidelines in identifying a person who can be a facilitator of the circle process in their respective community.
For more information contact:
Greg Anelon, RurAL CAP Community Technical Assistance Coordinator
(907) 865-7399, email@example.com
We R Native Monthly Contest
Deadline: February 20, 2017
It’s February and LOVE is in the air. Dating and relationships can be fun and exciting, but they can also be really confusing. Once you know the person that you like also likes you, you might not know what to do next. The first step is to decide if you want a relationship. …so, what do you look for in a relationship?
Alaska Points-of-Light Youth Leadership Institute
Application Deadline: February 28, 2017
Program Dates: March 13-17, 2017
Eligibility: All Middle and High School students aged 13-18 are invited to apply
- Learn important leadership skills
- Learn to organize a volunteer service project
- Make a positive difference in your school community
- Meet new people, make new friendships, have fun!
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and visit Facebook Friends of Alaska PYLI.
Recruitment Open for Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska (YAHA)
Application Deadline: March 15th, 2017 at 5pm
Youth can help shape the way the State of Alaska responds to important teen issues such as mental health, relationships, violence prevention, nutrition, trauma and resiliency. If you know a young person in your school or community that would like to learn more about Public Health in Alaska, please encourage them to apply today!
Teens 14-18 years old: This is your chance to influence State programs and meet with decision makers.
Please visit the Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska to download the application here: http://1.usa.gov/1T6PzrH.
The Anchorage Park Foundation is partnering with Parks & Rec for another summer of the Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) program. This is a great opportunity for the young persons you work with or know, and those talented people you know who work with youth. For 10 weeks, teens work outside to construct and rehab soft surface trails, restore stream banks habitats, and beautify parks. They make close friends, meaningful connections between their work and their program education, and become leaders. Currently applications are being accepted for:
o YEP Crew Members – teens ages 16-19 Apply by: Sunday, March 19th
o YEP Senior Crew Members – returning teens Apply by: Sunday, March 19th
o YEP Project Crew Leaders Apply by: Monday, February 20th
o YEP Field Educator Apply by: Monday, February 13th
Learn more about these seasonal positions and jump to apply at http://anchorageparkfoundation.org/programs/youth-employment-parks/yep-jobs/
Become a Certified Native STAND Educator
Deadline: March 1, 2017
The Center for Healthy Communities is partnering with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) to recruit 25 Tribes and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) organizations to receive training on the delivery of Native STAND (Students Together Against Negative Decision Making), a positive youth development program that builds decision making skills on healthy relationships, STD/HIV prevention, and reproductive health. Tribes and AI/AN organizations that serve high school age AI/AN youth (age 14-18) are encouraged to apply.
Training Program: The Native STAND Summer Training Program will take place June 26-30, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.
To apply, please visit: surveymonkey.com/r/NativeSTAND2017
Rural Alaska Honors Institute
Program Dates: May 30-July 13, 2017
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Six-week summer college preparatory program for rural and Alaska Native college bound high school juniors and seniors. Earn 8-10 college credits.
Save the Date: 2017 Global Youth Service Day
Date: April 21-23, 2017
Here are some ways to get a head start:
• Download the Youth Changing the World Toolkit and the Youth Guide to the Global Goals for service project ideas.
• Check out the 2016 GYSD Storify and our Scale, Visibility, and Impact winners for inspiring stories of service.
Take the Challenge! The Sitka Youth Leadership Committee launched a social media campaign to promote respect, celebrate diversity and connect youth across Alaska. It encourages young Alaskans to embrace their strengths, be proud of their unique qualities and challenge stereotypes.
Step 1: Take or Find a photo of yourself. Step 2: Think of a positive adjective that describes you. Step 3: Post your photo and adjective to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the #respectchallenge hashtag. Step 4: Don’t forget to tag and follow @SYLCleaders and nominate 10 friends to take the challenge! SYLC created this video for members to talk about their personal experiences of “being put in a box” and challenge others to call out stereotypes.
Do you know a kid or teen who is making extraordinary contributions to their community through service? Youth Service America (YSA) is seeking nominations for their expanded Everyday Young Hero program, which includes ages 5-25. These young people improve their communities through service to others and makes significant progress in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each week, the YSA Team selects one young person to receive the honor which includes a congratulatory letter, certificate of recognition and is highlighted in other venues.
New this year is an award of $250 given to one Everyday Hero each month from Newman’s Own Foundation. The grant is to continue and expand the young person’s project.
To make your nomination, go here.
20 Reasons Why I Love Girl Power (And You Should Too) is the first in a series of books by new author, Carletta S. Hurt, designed to recognize the power in girls. It is a compilation of words that exude “girl power” and harness the top 20 reasons girls are amazing individuals. Carletta and her team believe that we must take time to celebrate, encourage, and uplift young women and girls.
The 20 Reasons Why team is calling on women and girls to share their stories by emailing email@example.com with a written piece (250-500 words) on what makes you feel powerful as a woman/girl. By submitting your story, you are giving your permission for 20 Reasons Why to use and share your entry. If your story is selected to be published, their team will reach out to your before sharing your words in an Amazon e-book and through other avenues online. Let’s make sure that Native women and girls are represented in this effort to lift up the voices of women and girls!
Target Audience The target audience for this book is girls and women ages 10 – 50.
ANSEP has evolved into a longitudinal education model that provides a continuous string of components beginning with students in sixth grade and on through high school, into science and engineering undergraduate degree programs and through graduate school to the PhD. Students who start in ANSEP in middle school or early in high school can earn the full Alaska Performance Scholarship regardless of where they live.
LOCATION Academies are held on the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) campus at the ANSEP Academy Building. Students will be housed in the dorms on the university campus. All students are required to stay on campus for the duration of the academy.
Generation Indigenous Youth Ambassadors
Through ongoing outreach into Indian Country and listening sessions with Native youth, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) consistently hears that young people want to be engaged in a large network of their peers that also provides increased access to new and exciting opportunities and serves as a resource for their communities. In support of Generation Indigenous (Gen-I), CNAY is excited to create a new leadership opportunity to engage and support a large network of “young movers and shakers” in Indian Country – Gen-I Youth Ambassadors.
What is a Gen-I Youth Ambassador? Gen-I Youth Ambassadors serve as spokespersons for Gen-I and CNAY. Gen-I Youth Ambassadors will:
- Be eligible to participate in the first ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering;
- Be part of a growing Gen-I Network of community leaders and young experts in the field;
- Serve as direct connections to tribal and urban Indian communities; and
- Provide their perspectives on priorities for youth in Indian Country.
For more information on how to become a Gen-I Ambassador click here.