The Excellence for Children Award is presented twice per year to honor efforts that ensure all children are safe, loved and reach their full potential. The award was accepted by executive director Erin Bailey, Board Member Allison Binney, Senior Program Associate Ryan Ward, and Champion for Change Vance Home Gun.
The Center for Native American Youth is dedicated to improving the health, safety and overall well-being of Native American youth through communication, policy development and advocacy.
The Center for Native American Youth, founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. While a part of the Aspen Institute, CNAY is also overseen by a Board of Advisors, Executive Committee, and Youth Advisory Board.