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.
8th Annual Native Youth Summit
Coming Soon, 2019!
Space is limited to 40 New Mexico students.
PLEASE NOTE – Submitting an application to CSVANW to review does not confirm that the applicant is accepted. We will begin to notify participants of their application status by phone.
For more information contact:
Kim Benally, Training and Development Manager
Keioshiah Peter, Native Youth Project Coordinator
“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 #WeAreTheMovement means to me is to make a change in my community, stand up, fight for what we believe in. And, I know that I have a voice that I can use to help my tribe. I am proud that I came to the summit.” – 2017 Participant