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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.    

                  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.

To learn more, please contact us info@ea-mn.org or 651-379-2679

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