Native Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) is a multi-district group of Native American high school students who meet three times monthly. NYLC exists to provide a collective voice and represent Native youth, create space for racial and cultural exploration, leadership development and build community.
WHO: 9th-12th grade youth who identify as Native American/American Indian/Indigenous
WHEN: Tuesdays Twice a Month, November 2018 – June 2019
(Nov 13, 20; Dec 4, 18; Jan 8, 15; Feb 5, 19; March 5, 19; April 9, 23; May 7, 21; June 4)
TIME: 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
WHERE: Equity Alliance MN. 6063 Hudson Road, Suite 218, Woodbury MN 55125
TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED: Youth will be picked up from their high school and dropped off at home.
MONTHLY SPECIAL EVENTS:
Will take place during the school day, evenings or weekends. These events are highly encouraged to attend; however, are not required.
- Cultural and racial understanding – youths’ identities and voices will be explored, acknowledged, affirmed and validated.
- Leadership – youth will identify their leadership strengths and build upon their strengths through culturally responsive leadership development.
- Educational Equity – youth will identify what kind of systemic educational change they want to influence then will create and implement an action plan.
- Community Building – students will build community and strengthen their conflict resolution skills to support a sense of belonging and community.
COST: No cost for families or youth. Costs are covered by the school district and funding received from Minnesota Department of Education American Indian Education Aid.
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