The Annual Native Youth Summit is a four-day powerful leadership development experience that connects, challenges, and cultivates a cohort of 40 Native youth ranging in age from 13 to 17 years old from across the state of New Mexico.
Focused on investing in and empowering our leaders of tomorrow, the annual Native Youth Summit provides a unique opportunity for the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women to inspire and support the next generation of New Mexico’s tribal leaders in the fight to eliminate violence against our Native women and children.
The Native Youth Summit provides unique and engaging opportunities to address the issues our youth face today, such as domestic violence in the home, cyber-bullying, teen dating violence, safety in a technological world and bystander violence. Our young leaders will be inspired and equipped to return to their communities, support and empower their peers, and make healthy value-based choices using smart strategies.
“We Are the Movement means that If we all come together we can actually make what we want to work. It also means that as a youth summit, all youth have a voice and a chance to speak up to make the movement happen. It’s a very powerful saying and very encouraging.” – 2017 Participant
The 10th Annual Native Youth Summit is a series of workshops over 4 days and is a powerful leadership development experience that connects, challenges, and cultivates a cohort of 10 Native youth ranging in age from 13 to 17 years old from across the state of New Mexico.
Our theme for the summit is Our Lands & Bodies are Sacred and it will focus on self-awareness and land to strengthen our Tribal communities through the following learning opportunies:
- Encourage Native youth to work towards strengthening their voice.
- Building our Native youth knowledge on the basics of violence prevention so they may share with their relatives in their territories.
- Support Native youth in their building of knowledge to eliminate violence against all of our relatives.
For more information contact us at:
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The Native Youth Summit is partially funded by the following grants and contracts: Native Americans in Philanthropy #GenIndigenous Response Fund; Novo Foundation; New Mexico Department of Health; Funders of Youth Organizing; Notah Begay III Foundation; Generous CSVANW Donors; and the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs.