For Youth


For Youth

Here you can find information on a wide range of health and educational opportunities and programs focused on Native American youth, including scholarships, internships, camps, youth commissions and organizations, and a few other fun things.

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Youth Organizations to see national groups focused on Native American youth.
Scholarships and Tuition Help for all kinds of ways to help fund your education.
Internships and Fellowships for opportunities to get to the job you want.
Tribal Colleges & Universities, and Native Studies Programs to get a look at some higher educational opportunities.
Camps, Conferences and Commissions for other ways you can learn and get involved.
Suicide Prevention Organizations to make a difference in your community.
Suicide Prevention Publications
Sport & Wellness Resources
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 Youth Organizations

Name Description Contact Information
4-H Supports students from elementary school through high school with programs designed to shape future leaders and innovators through hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, citizenship and healthy living. Find your local 4-H contact here.
Advocates for Youth Advocates for efforts that help young people, ages 14 - 25, make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates for Youth 2000 M Street NW, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20036 Phone: (202) 419-3420
Alliance for a Healthier Generation Works to address childhood obesity and empower youth nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices. Find contact information here.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Promotes and provides educational services for Native pre-college, college and graduate students in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
Find contact information here.
American Youth Foundation Inspires people to discover and develop their personal best, to seek balance in mental, physical, social and spiritual living to make a positive difference in their communities. Find contact information here.
Amplify Supports LGBTQ youth and takes a holistic approach to sexual health and issues of concern to queer youth. Amplify 2000 M Street NW, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20036 Phone: (202) 419-3420
Big Brothers Big Sisters Makes meaningful, monitored mentoring matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. Find contact information here.
Boys and Girls Clubs in Indian Country Supports education and career programs, character and leadership programs, health and life skills, the arts programs, sports, fitness and recreation programs, specialized programs. Phone: 1-866-NA CLUBS (or 443-302-2080)
 info@naclubs.org
Break the Cycle Is committed to empowering youth to end domestic and dating violence. This organization offers tools, training, and background on dating violence and warning signs.  Break the Cycle - Washington DC Office 
PO Box 66165 
Washington, DC 20035
Phone: (202) 824-0707
Campfire USA Provides all-inclusive, coeducational youth development programs in hundreds of communities across the US. 1100 Walnut Street, Suite 1900
Kansas City, Missouri 64106-2197
Phone: (816) 285-2010 info@campfireusa.org
City Year Improves student attendance, behavioral and course performance in English and math with the use of diverse teams of young people called corps members who serve full-time in schools for 10 months. Find contact information here.
Close-up Educates and inspires young people to become informed and engaged citizens by providing challenging, hands-on civic education programs for students and teachers in Washington, DC. Using the nation’s capital as a living classroom, participants get a “close up” view of government and democracy in action. Close Up Foundation
1330 Braddock Place, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 706-3300 or Phone: (800) 256-7387 info@closeup.org
Do Something .org Is one of the largest organizations in the US that helps young people become active in the causes they care about, and inspires, empowers and celebrates the younger generation (25 and under). Do Something, Inc.
24-32 Union Square East, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 254-2390
 Futures for Children
Provides mentoring, training, and programs in Hopi, Navajo, and New Mexico Pueblo tribal communities to more than 20,000 American Indian students and their families. Futures for Children
9600 Tennyson Street, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
Phone: (800) 545-6843 or Phone: (505) 821-2828
Dreams for Kids Empowers at-risk youth and those with disabilities through dynamic leadership programs and life-changing activities that inspires them to pursue their dreams and compassionately change the world. Chicago 155 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 700 Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: (866) 729-5454 info@dreamsforkids.org Washington DC 926 N. Street (Studio 3) NW Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 957-4344 dc@dreamsforkids.org
 INSPIRE The INSPIRE Initiative, through the Native American Political Leadership Program at George Washington University, is a multimedia initiative aimed at motivating indigenous high school students to finish their education and become more politically involved.  Old Main
1922 F. Street, NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: (202) 994-4363
inspire@gwu.edu
Junior Achievement A non-profit economic education organization that seeks to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, understand business and economics, and be workforce ready (elementary through high school). Junior Achievement 1 Education Way Colorado Springs, CO 80906 Phone: Phone: (719) 540-8000 newmedia@ia.org
National Future Farmers of American (FFA) Organization Prepares future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population by learning about agriculture, science, and business. National FFA Organization
PO Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone: (317) 802-6060
National Indian Youth Leadership Project NIYLP empowers the lives of Native youth through experiential education in a positive learning environment. Project Venture includes activities like hiking, backpacking, rafting, ropes courses, and rock climbing designed to incorporate traditional American Indian values. 
National Indian Youth Leadeship Project 
2501 San Pedro NE
Suite 116
Albuquerque, NM 87110
info@niylp.org
National Organizations for Youth Safety Serves youth with a focus on youth safety and health through a collaborative network of national organizations and federal agencies. National Organizations for Youth Safety
7371 Atlas Walk Way #109
Gainesville, VA 20155 Phone: Phone: (828) 367-6697
NativeOUT  Empowers Indigenous LGBTQ/Two-Spirit people across North America, educate others about Indigenous LGBTQ history, and connect Two-Spirit people.
 info@nativeout.com
Native STAND
Native Students Together Against Negative Decisions (STAND) is a free, peer education curriculum to promote healthy decision making/
National Coalition of STD Directors
1029 Vermont Avenue, NW Ste. 500
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 715-3862
Contact page

Native Youth Sexual Health Network
 Is an organization by and for Indigenous youth addressing sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada.
 Contact page
NVision Promotes the Native youth leadership and development with the use of traditional and contemporary expressions of art, culture, education and media.
Facebook: NVision
Contact page
Spirit of Native Youth Creates, promotes, and recognizes youth involvement in communities across Alaska. Nominate a teen today or find out how to join the teen advisory council. 
 
StopBullying.gov Provides bullying and cyber bullying prevention resources for schools, communities and youth. 
Contact page
Stronghold Society Inspires confidence, creativity, hope and ambition for Native youth through skateboarding, arts, and creative movement. Stronghold Society
2022 E. 134th Way
Thornton, CO 80241
Phone: (303) 255-1730 info@strongholdsociety.org
The Trevor Project Is the leading national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Trevor Project
Administrative Offices
8704 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 200
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 271-8845 The Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR
The Resource Basket  Helps rural communities support healthy, successful and culturally connected Alaska Native youth. They offer technical assistance, resource exchange, and share funding opportunities.   The Resource Basket
Phone: (800) 478-7227, ext. 7396
resourcebasket@ruralcap.com
 Two Spirit National Cultural Exchange, Inc.
 Is dedicated to positive development of Two Spirit people. Also "assists Two Spirited youth in accepting their identity to in order to cultivate their tradition."
 Two Spirit National Cultural Exchange, Inc.
Crisosto Apache
P.O. Box 140719
Edgewater, Colorado 80214
Phone: (720) 261-1854
twospiritnce@gmail.com
United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) Helps Native youth organize to make a difference in the areas of community service, heritage, healthy lifestyles and the environment. United National Indian Tribal Youth P.O. Box 800, Oklahoma City, OK 73101
Phone: (405)236-2800 unity@unityinc.org
We R Native We R Native is a comprehensive health resource website made for and by Native American youth. The website features include: community service grants; Q & A service; discussion boards; and medically accurate information.
We R Native
Phone: (503) 228-4185
native@npaihb.org
Youth Assisting Youth Provides a peer mentoring service to improve life prospects for at risk and newcomer children. Youth Assisting Youth 5734 Yonge Street. Suite 401
Toronto, Ontario.
M2M 4E7
Phone: (416) 932-1919 mail@yay.org
Youth Radio Promotes young people's intellectual, creative, and professional growth through education and access to media. Youth Radio 1701 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 251-1101 youthradio@youthradio.org
Native Villages - Christie Care Serves families through intensive in-home services and residential treatment. Contact Page 
   

 Scholarships

Name Description Contact Information
Actuarial Foundation Awards scholarships to students who may pursue actuarial careers. The Actuarial Foundation 475 North Martingale Road, Suite 600, Schaumburg, IL 60173-2226
Phone: (847) 706-3535 info@actfnd.org
American Indian College Fund Provides about 6000 scholarships annually and other support for American Indian students. View the full listing of scholarships here.

American Indian College Fund
8333 Greenwood Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221
Phone: (800) 776-3863
Phone: (303) 426-8900
scholarships@collegefund.org
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American Indian Education Foundation Offers scholarships, school supplies, emergency funds and more. American Indian Education Foundation
2401 Eglin Street
Rapid City, SD 57703 Phone: Phone: (866) 866-8642 mlee@nrc1.org
American Indian Graduate Center Is the oldest and largest national provider of scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students. American Indian Graduate Center
3701 San Mateo NE #200 Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 881-4584
Phone: 1-800-628-1920
American Indian Science and Engineering Society Offers 4 different scholarships and a number of internships - AISES membership is required - High School Seniors and Pre-College Affiliate are free. Find contact information here.


American Indian Student Support Services at Arizona State University

AISS has complied a list of national scholarships, as well as those specific to Arizona. Find more information here.
American Library Association, Spectrum Scholarship Program Offers a spectrum scholarship program for AI/AN youth and other minorities interested in the library service. Find contact information here.   
Association on American Indian Affairs Offers eight scholarship programs for graduate and undergraduate Native students. Executive Office
966 Hungerford Drive
Suite 12-B
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (240) 314-7155
general.aaia@verizon.net
Buder Scholars Program Washington University in St. Louis' Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies offers a scholarship program for masters of social work graduate students. One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1196, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 935-4510 bcais@wustl.edu
Bureau of Indian Education Provides a listing of scholarships, fellowships, internships, and other financial assistance for American Indian students. Bureau of Indian Education, 1849 C Street, N.W.,
Mail Stop 3609 MIB, Washington, DC 20240 Phone: (202) 208-6123
Carnegie Mellon University - Heinz College
Heinz College offers scholarships for Native American students, including a full-tuition scholarship for the Masters of Public Policy and Management program.
 Find contact information here.
Catching the Dream Scholarship Awards scholarships to AI/AN college and graduate school students. Catching the Dream
8200 Mountain Road, N.E., Suite 203
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Phone: (505) 262-2351
Nscholars@aol.com
CIRI Foundation Provides 4 merit-based scholarships for Alaska Natives (CIRI and descendants only), 3 village scholarships for Ninilchik, Salamatof and Eklutna based on available funds, 9 endowment scholarships and 2 named scholarships, and 2 education grants. CIRI Foundation 3600 San Jeronimo Drive, Suite 256
Anchorage, Alaska 99508-2870
Phone: (907) 793-3575 tcf@thecirifoundation.org
College tuition Waivers Provides a listing of schools that award college tuition waivers for Native American students.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science-Native American Science Scholarship Program Awards scholarships to college-bound, high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership, academic achievement, and an interest in a science career. Attn: Native American Science Initiative, Department of Anthropology, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
Phone: (303) 370-6367 nascience@dmns.org
Federal Student Aid: Native Page A source for federal student aid and other college information for Native American students. Find contact information here.
 GWU Native American Political Leadership Program  Offers full scholarships to Native American students to take classes at George Washington University and participate in internships in Washington, DC. GWU Native American Political Leadership Program
The George Washington University
1922 F St., NW, Suite 401
Washington, D.C. 20052
Phone: (202) 994-3284
naplp@gwu.edu
Humboldt State University Offers 3 scholarships, including 2 for their Indian Teacher program. Humboldt State University
ITEPP
1 Harpst Street, Brero House #93
Arcata, CA 95521
Phone: (707) 826-3672
 Indian Country Today-scholarship page
 Provides a comprehensive list of Native American grants and scholarships relating to Tribal Colleges and Native American studies.
 See individual scholarships for contact information.
Indian Health Services Scholarship Program Offers 3 scholarships to help provide financial assistance to Native American students pursuing health careers. IHS Scholarship Program
801 Thompson Ave., Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 443-6197
Intertribal Timber Council Provides a comprehensive list of scholarships and internships available to Native American students. Intertribal Timber Council
1112 NE 21st Ave., Suite 4
Portland, OR 97232-2114
Phone: (503) 282-4296
itc1@teleport.com
Montana University System American Indian Tuition Waiver Program Montana University System American Indian Tuition Waiver Program (flyer). American Indian/Minority Achievement
Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education Montana University System 2500 Broadway · P.O. Box 203101 Helena, MT 59620–3101 Phone: (406) 444-6570
National Indian Education Association Provides a comprehensive list of scholarships available to Native American students. National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Ave, NE, Suite 104
Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 544-7290 niea@niea.org
Native American Fish and Wildlife Society Provides a comprehensive list of scholarships available to Native American students. Native American Fish & Wildlife Society
8333 Greenwood Blvd., Suite 260
Denver, Colorado 80221 Phone: (866)-890-7258 or (303) 466-1725
Native American Journalists Association Annually awards 10-15 scholarships of $500-5,000 for Native American students with an interest in journalism. University of Oklahoma, Gaylord College, 395 W. Lindsey St., Norman, OK, 73019-4201
Phone: (405) 325-9008
Native Vision Provides two annual scholarships for Native American youth who are entering their first year of college. Phone: (410) 955-6931
Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance Provides aid to Navajo applicants who demonstrate a "need," based on income. Offers a comprehensive list of additional funding sources.
Find contact information here.
Paying for College: Resource for High School Students
 Provides scholarship information for Native students to encourage and promote post-secondary education.
 Review various contacts within this resource packet
PlanetYouth Provides a comprehensive list of scholarships available to Native American students from the US Department of Housing & Urban Development. Find contact information here.
Reconnecting the Circle An essay contest encouraging youth to learn about Native American people and cultures, and develop a more meaningful and complete perspective on Indian Country. Reconnecting The Circle, Inc. P.O. Box 8842 Reston, VA 20195 USA
info@reconnecting
thecircle.com
SFAI Scholarships Provides a comprehensive list of scholarships available to Native American students. Find contact information here.
Society for American Archaeology Offers four scholarships to Native American students who have an interest in Archaeology. Find contact information here.
The University of Iowa -Office of Student Financial Aid A list of donor-funded freshmen scholarships. The University of Iowa, Office of Student Financial Aid
208 Calvin Hall, Iowa City, IA, 52242-1315
Phone: (319) 335-1450 financial-aid@uiowa.edu
The Washington Center’s Alaska Native / American Indian Initiative Offers scholarships and internships to develop Native American leaders by placing them in federal agencies. Find contact information here.
Tribal Lands Environmental Science Scholarship Award Awards 130 scholarships to sophomore and junior college students dedicated to careers in environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. 1630 30th Street, Suite 301, Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (303) 939-0023
Ullyot Scholarship Awards $20,000 over 4 years to a Native American student attending the University of South Dakota. Institute of American Indian Studies Dakota Hall Room 17 University of South Dakota 414 E. Clark St. Vermillion SD 57069
Work Phone: 605-677-5208
iais@usd.edu
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Offers internships and scholarships to students seeking careers in food, agriculture, and natural resource sciences, and/or other related disciplines (USDA/1994 Tribal Scholars Program). U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
Information Hotline: (202) 720-2791
University of Minnesota:  American Indian Scholarship Program
Offers four different scholarships to Native American students studying at the University of Minnesota Morris.
Financial Aid Office
600 East 4th Street
105 Behmler Hall
Morris, MN 56267
Phone: (320) 589-6046
morrisfa@morris.umn.edu
Young Native Writers Essay Contest Awards high school winners a $2,500 scholarship and invites finalists to visit Washington D.C. Essays ask youth to think critically about issues facing their tribes and communities. nativewriters@hklaw.com
Phone: 1-866-452-2737
   

 Internships & Fellowships

Name Description Contact Information
American Indian Graduate Center Offers a comprehensive list of fellowships available to AI/AN students. AIGCS 3701 San Mateo Blvd NE #200 Albuquerque, NM 87110 Phone: (505) 881-4584
American Indian Science and Engineering Society American Indian Science and Engineering Society internships. Find contact information here.
Emma L. Bowen Foundation prepares minority youth for careers in media. Prepares minority youth for careers in media. Find contact information here.
Future Public Health Leaders Program
Offers a 10-week residential program at the University of Michigan to encourage college students to consider careers in public health.
 FPHLP
University of Michigan School of Public Health
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
Phone: (734) 763-8688
Email: fphl.program@gmail.com
National Congress of American Indians internships and fellowships National Congress of American Indians internships and fellowships. National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
1516 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 466-7767
Email: ncai@ncai.org
Native American Fish and Wildlife Society Native American Fish and Wildlife Society lists several internship opportunities from outside groups. Native American Fish & Wildlife Society
8333 Greenwood Blvd., Suite 260
Denver, Colorado 80221
Phone: (866)-890-7258 or (303) 466-1725
Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program - Junior Summer Institutes
The Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA) offers Junior Summer Institutes, which is a seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs.
 PPIA Junior Summer Institutes Contact Page.
SFAI Institutes and Fellowship Programs Offers institute and fellowship programs opportunities for Native American students. Find contact information here.
Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian Offers internships for students interested in conservation careers. Marian A. Kaminitz, Head of Conservation
National Museum of the American Indian/Smithsonian Institution
Cultural Resources Center, MRC 538
4220 Silver Hill Road
Suitland MD 20746
Phone: (202) 633-6645
kaminitzm@si.edu
Summer Youth Employment Employs 35 youth ages 14 to 17 during the summer months at various departments within the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Oregon. Find contact information here.
USDA Terra Preta Fellowship Program
Offers faculty and staff from 1994 Tribal Land-Grant Institutions the opportunity to work collaboratively with USDA to gain insight and understanding of the federal government.
Lawrence Shorty
Team Leader USDA/1994 Program
Phone: (202) 720-7265
Lawrence.Shorty@osec.usda.gov
The Washington Center Offers various internship programs for Native American students as well as scholarships for housing and tuition for the program. Find contact information here.
Turkish Coalition of America
Offers scholarships for undergraduate and graduate Native American students to study abroad in Turkey.
Turkish Coalition of America
1510 H St. NW Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 370-1399
info@tc-america.org
Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internships Offers a 10-week, fully-paid summer internship program for college juniors or seniors, grad or law students, or recent college graduates with a career commitment to Native American issues. Interns work in Congressional or agency offices. Udall Foundation 130 South Scott Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701 bravo@udall.gov 
Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) at American University, offers Native American students the opportunity to build leadership skills while living, studying, and interning in Washington, DC. 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016-8083
Phone: (202) 885-5934
wins@american.edu
   

 Tribal Colleges & Universities, and Native Studies Programs

Name Description Contact Information
List of Tribal Colleges and Universities Lists Tribal Colleges and Universities on the American Indian Higher Education Consortium site. American Indian Higher Education Consortium
121 Oronoco Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 Phone: (703) 838-0400
info@aihec.org
Arizona Native Net Arizona Native Net is a virtual university focused on, but not limited to, Arizonans Find contact information here.
Colgate University Colgate University Native American Studies Phone: (315) 228-7806
Cornell University Cornell University American Indian Program American Indian Program 450 Caldwell Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-6587
aipoffice@cornell.edu
Creighton University Creighton University Native American Studies Rev. Raymond Bucko, S.J.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology/
Native American Studies Program
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza Omaha, NE 68178
Phone: (402) 280-3587
bucko@creighton.edu
Dartmouth College Dartmouth College Native American Studies Program Dartmouth College Native American Studies Program 37 North Main Street
The Sherman House
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-3530
George Washington University GWU Native American Political Leadership Program 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016-8083
Phone: (202) 895-4900 naplp@gwu.edu 
Harvard University Harvard University Native American Program Harvard University Native American Program
14 Story Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Phone: (617) 495-4923
hunap@harvard.edu
Humboldt State University (CA) Indian Teacher and Educational Personnel Program, Native American Studies Program and programs serving Native Americans Humbolt
1 Harpst St
Arcata, CA 95521
Phone: (707) 826-4329 ferris@laurel.humboldt.edu
Idaho State University
Native American Business Administration Program and Native American Services Idaho State University College of Business 921 S. 8th Avenue, Stop 8040 Pocatello, Idaho 83209-8020
Phone: (208) 282-3585
jonejoha@isu.edu
Indiana University Indiana University American Indian Studies Research Institute American Indian Studies Research Institute
Indiana University
422 North Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408
Phone: (812) 855-4086
aisri@indiana.edu
Institute of American Indian Arts
The only four-year fine arts degree institution in the nation devoted to contemporary Native American and Alaska Native arts.  IAIA
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Phone: (505) 424-2300
Email
Michigan State University
Michigan State University Native American Institute Native American Institute
406 Agricultural Hall
Michigan State University
466 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing,
MI-48823
Phone: (517) 353-6632
Montana State University Montana State University Department of Native American Studies Department of Native American Studies
Montana State University
P.O. Box 172340
Bozeman, MT 59717-2340
Phone: (406) 994-3881
NAS@montana.edu
New Mexico State University New Mexico State University American Indian Program American Indian Program
MSC 3AISC
New Mexico State University
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: (575) 646-4207

Northern Arizona University Northern Arizona University Applied Indigenous Studies Department of Applied Indigenous Studies
Social and Behavioral Sciences West
Bldg. 70, Room 100
P.O. Box 15020
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5020
Phone: 928-523-6624
AIS@nau.edu
Northern Michigan University Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies Find contact information here.
Stanford University Stanford University Native American Studies Program Find contact information here.
UCLA UCLA American Indian Studies Center UCLA American Indian Studies Center
3220 Campbell Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1548
Phone: (310) 825-7315
email: aisc@ucla.edu
University of Arizona University of Arizona, American Indian Studies American Indian Studies
University of Arizona
218 Harvill Building,
1103 East 2nd Street,
Tucson, AZ, 85721-0076 Phone: (520) 621-7108
aisp@email.arizona.edu
University of California Berkeley University of California Berkeley, Native American Studies Program Ethnic Studies Department
506 Barrows Hall #2570
Berkeley, CA 94720-2570
Phone: (510) 643-0796
ethnicst@berkeley.edu
University of Georgia University of Georgia Institute of Native American Studies Institute of Native American Studies
Peabody Hall 1625
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-5356
jweaver@uga.edu
University of Illinois University of Illinois American Indian Studies Program American Indian Studies Program 1204 West Nevada Street, MC-138, Urbana, Illinois 61801 Phone: (217) 265-9870 ais@illinois.edu
University of Iowa University of Iowa American Indian & Native Studies Program The American Indian & Native Studies Program,
210 Jefferson Building, 129 E. Washington St.,
Iowa City, IA 52242,
Phone: (319) 335-0320
ainsp@uiowa.edu
University of Massachusetts University of Massachusetts Amherst Certificate Program in Native American Studies Certificate Program in Native American Indian Studies
Anthropology Department
University of Massachusetts
Thompson 4
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: (413) 577-1607; 413-545-2063 cpnais@anthro.
umass.edu
University of Minnesota University of Minnesota Circle of Indigenous Nations University of Minnesota 322 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 Phone: (612) 624-2555 coin@mcae.umn.edu
University of Minnesota at Duluth Offers a Baccalaureate Bridge Program for undergraduate science students to expose students to scientists and lab environment. Address - University of Minnesota Duluth
School Of Medicine Med 317
10 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
Phone: (218) - 726 - 7970 mcannedy@d.umn.edu
University of Montana Missoula University of Montana Missoula Native American Studies Native American Studies Department: The Payne Family Native American Center, Room 112
Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: (406) 243-5831
sherry.dupuis@
mso.umt.edu
University of New Mexico University of New Mexico Native American Studies Native American Studies Department
University College
Mesa Vista Hall 3080
MSC 06 3740
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: (505) 277-3917 nasinfo@unm.edu
University of North Carolina Pembroke University of North Carolina Pembroke American Indian Studies University of North Carolina
P.O. Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372
Phone: (910) 521-6266
ais@uncp.edu
University of North Dakota University of North Dakota Department of Indian Studies Phone: (701) 777-4314
UND.info@email.und.edu
University of Oklahoma University of Oklahoma American Indian Institute and Native American Studies Program Phone: 405-325-4127 chelsea-southerland@ou.edu
University of South Dakota University of South Dakota Institute of American Indian Studies Institute of American Indian Studies Dakota Hall Room 17 University of South Dakota 414 E. Clark St. Vermillion SD 57069
Phone: 605-677-5208
iais@usd.edu
Washington University in St. Louis Washington University in St. Louis, Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1196, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 935-4510 bcais@wustl.edu
   

 Camps, Conferences, and Commissions

Name Description Contact Information
American Indian Summer Institute in Computer Sciences Offers a free two-week summer program where students work with professors, college students, and invited AI community members to develop interactive story projects that combine computer game technology with traditional AI culture. American Indian Summer Institute in Computer Sciences
c/o Yolanda Leon
University of California, Irvine
Center for Educational Partnerships
407 Social Science Tower
Irvine, CA 92697-2505 Phone: (949) 824-6251 yleon@uci.edu
Association of American Indian Physicians Helps students select colleges and pursue health careers by providing various scholarships and internships/fellowships to Native American students. Association of American Indian Physicians
1225 Sovereign Row
Ste. 103
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Phone: (405) 946-7072
College Horizons Is a pre-college summer program for Native American high school students, open to sophomores and juniors. College Horizons, Inc.
P.O. Box 1262
Pena Blanca, NM 87041
Phone: (505) 401-3854 info@collegehorizons.org
Indian Youth of America Offers summer camps for Native American children ages 10 – 14. Indian Youth of America, Inc.
PO Box 2786
Sioux City, IA 51106
Phone: (712) 252-3230
LEAD Summer Business Institute
 Is a 3-4 week college prep program for AI/AN high school juniors and is located at Stanford University, Duke University, Dartmouth College, and the University of Pennsylvania.
 Native American Finance Officers Association
1101 30th Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (602) 540-0736
lead@nafoa.org
National Congress of American Indians Youth Commission Offers leadership development opportunities to young Native Americans and provides a platform for youth advocacy. National Congress of American Indians
NCAI Youth Commission
1516 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 466-7767
National Indian Youth Leadership Project Empowers Native youth through experimental education. International Office
924 Park Ave. Suite A
Albuquerque New Mexico 87102
Phone: (505) 554-2289
info@niylp.org
National Native American Youth Initiative Is an intense academic enrichment and reinforcement program designed to better prepare AI/AN high school students to remain in the academic pipeline and pursue a career in the health professions and/or biomedical research. 1225 Sovereign Row
Ste. 103
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Phone: (405) 946-7072
National Youth Leadership Forum Helps prepare youth for their academic future and careers by exposing various professions to young people to lay the ground work for well-informed career choices. Find contact information here.
Native Project Indian Youth Leadership Camp Uses the power of traditional culture and fun to engage youth and families in healthy activities to prevent childhood obesity, diabetes, drug and alcohol use, school dropouts and teen pregnancy. 1803 W Maxwell Ave Spokane, WA 99201 Phone: (509) 483-7535
Natural Resources Youth Practicum Provides hands-on learning experience for southwestern Native American high school students interested in careers in fishery and wildlife management, forestry, watershed management, or other natural resources fields.  Phone: 866-890-7258, or (303) 466-1725 swilliam@nafws.org
North Dakota Young Entrepreneurship Education Program Is a summer program for students in grades 4-8, with program scholarships available. Find contact information here.
Pathkeepers Indigenous Knowledge Pathkeepers is a non-profit organization offering a summer camp for Native American youth ages 11-16. The camp focuses on traditional and cultural activities and healthy lifestyles. The camp includes a field trip to Washington, D.C. to meet Indian Affairs staff and officials. 
Pathkeepers for Indigenous Knowledge 
P.O. Box 463 
Culpeper, VA 22701
(202) 957-2696
info@pathkeepers.org 

Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative Is a 9-day summer program to promote health professions and biomedical research options among AI/AN students. Association of American Indian Physicians
1225 Sovereign Row
Ste. 103
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Phone: (405) 946-7072
Summer Medical and Dental Education Program
 Is a FREE six-week summer program for college freshman and sophomore students interested in medical or dental school.
 Summer Medical and Dental Education Program
Diversity Policy and Programs
Association of American Medical Colleges
2450 N St., NW
Washington, DC 20037-1127
Phone: 866-587-6337
smdep@aamc.org
The Pre-Law Summer Institute Offers a Pre-Law Summer Institute summer program to prepare AI/AN individuals for the rigors of law school by replicating the first semester of law school. American Indian Law Center, Inc.
a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
P.O. Box 4456
Albuquerque, NM 87196
Phone: (505) 277-5462 begay@ailc-inc.org
Upward Bound Program Offers a college preparatory program for AI/AN students grades 9-11. Find contact information here.
Wings of America Uses running as a catalyst to empower AI/AN youth to take pride in themselves and their cultural identity, and increase self esteem, health and wellness, leadership, hope, and balance and harmony. Wings of America is a program of The Earth Circle Foundation, Inc.
901 W. San Mateo Rd., Suite M, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3990
Phone: (505) 982-6761
WingsAmer@aol.com
World Fit Walk Is an initiative of the US Olympians Association and promotes health through walking programs in schools. World Fit Foundation
151 Kahiki Drive
Tavernier, FL 33070
Phone: (602) 741-3168
gary@worldfit.org
   

 Suicide Prevention Organizations

Name Description Contact Information
The American Association of Suicidology Provides resources, including a Youth Suicide Fact Sheet and training for suicide prevention volunteers and professionals. American Association of Suicidology
5221 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
Phone: (202) 237-2280
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention The leading national non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall Street, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 363-3500
inquiry@afsp.org
Best Practices Registry Provides information on what has worked in suicide prevention, including a one-page document on Warning Signs. Find contact information here.
The Centers for Disease Control Has suicide prevention and youth suicide resources, including "Understanding Suicide" and the podcast "Preventing Suicide in Young People". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Phone: 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) cdcinfo@cdc.gov
Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide is located at the University of Rochester, NY. University of Rochester Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry
300 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: (585) 275-9251 colleen_mccallum@
urmc.rochester.edu
The Connect Program Designates as a National Best Practice Program that trains professionals and community members to prevent and respond effectively to suicide across the lifespan.  The Connect Program
85 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 225-5359
info@theconnectprogram.org
Honoring Life Network Offers culturally relevant information and resources on suicide prevention to help Aboriginal youth. Honoring Life Network
220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1200,Ottawa, ON, K1P Phone: 1-877-602-4445 ext. 567
info@honouringlife.ca
Hopeline Hopeline is a suicide prevention effort by the Kristin Brooks Hope Center that educates people about depressive disorders. Kristin Brooks Hope Center
1250 24th Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-536-3200 reese@hopeline.com
Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program Has a number of resources for youth, parents, and others residing in the state of Maine. Find contact information here.
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) called for establishing a public-private partnership to help guide the implementation of the goals and objectives in the NSSP. The Action Alliance is that partnership. Find contact information here.
Native American Center for Excellence
Provides an online Resource Library with a variety of resource information on Native American substance abuse prevention.
SAMHSA Native American Center for Excellence
1395 Piccard Drive,
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: (301) 977-6553
info@nascesap.org

National Council for Suicide Prevention The National Council for Suicide Prevention is a coalition nine national organizations working to prevent suicide. The mission of the National Council for Suicide Prevention is to advance suicide prevention through leadership, advocacy and a collective voice. info@ncsponline.org
National Institute of Mental Health Has a suicide prevention page with a comprehensive list of resources available to communities. Find contact information here.
National Runaway Switchboard National Runaway Switchboard offers resources and services to help youth talk through problems and help them find a plan of action. Call 1-800-RUNAWAY now to speak with someone. National Runaway Switchboard
3080 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657 Phone: (773) 880-9860
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Is a free, 24-hour hotline, dialed at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). 1-800-273-TALK (8255
Native Aspirations Is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) project with a focus on Native youth violence, bullying, and suicide prevention.
One Sky Center Has resources for mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention to improve prevention and treatment of mental health and substance abuse problems and services among Native people. One Sky Center
Oregon Health & Science University 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, GH 151 Portland, Oregon 97239 Phone: (503) 494-3703
onesky@ohsu.edu
Reconnecting Youth Offers drug, aggression, dropout and suicide prevention programs for at-risk kids. Reconnecting Youth™ Inc.
PO Box 20343
Seattle, WA 98102
Phone: (425) 861-1177 merridy@
reconnectingyouth.com
Safe TALK SafeTALK, about three hours in duration, is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. LivingWorks Education LP P.O. Box 9607 Fayetteville, North Carolina USA 28311 Phone: (910) 867-8822 safetalk@livingworks.net
SAVE SAVE was one of the nation's first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide and was a co-founding member of the National Council for Suicide Prevention. This site, along with our work, is based on the foundation and belief that suicide should no longer be considered a hidden or taboo topic and that through raising awareness and educating the public, we can SAVE lives. SAVE - Suicide Awareness Voices of Education 8120 Penn Ave. S., Suite 470 Bloomington, MN 55431 Phone: (952) 946-7998
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide Offers suicide prevention information for teens, parents and educators. Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, Inc. (SPTS)
P.O. Box 6835
Freehold, NJ 07728 Phone: (800) 273-TALK / (800) 273-8255 info@sptsusa.org
StopBullying.gov
Provides bullying and cyber bullying prevention resources for schools, communities and youth. Find contact information here.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers hundreds of free publications via mail or download. Find contact information here.
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center Has created an American Indian/Alaska Native page, with a newsletter called the Weekly Spark, which offers Suicide Prevention Online Training. Find contact information here.
TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups Is a program at Columbia University that promotes early identification of mental illness in youth. Find contact information here.
The Trevor Project Is the leading national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Trevor Project, Administrative Offices 8704 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 200 West Hollywood, CA 90069 Lifeline Phone: (866) 488-7386 Phone: (310) 271-8845
   

 Suicide Prevention Publications

Name Description Contact Information
After an Attempt: The Emotional Impact of a Suicide Attempt on Families After an Attempt: The Emotional Impact of a Suicide Attempt on Families (2006), Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council
Charting the Future of Suicide Prevention Charting the Future of Suicide Prevention is a comprehensive publication by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Guide to Suicide Prevention for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities Guide to Suicide Prevention for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities (2006), One Sky Center
The Mental Health of Adolescents, a National Profile The Mental Health of Adolescents, a National Profile from 2008 is available through the National Adolescent Health Information Center
The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention is also available in a 17-page summary version.
To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns: Preventing Suicide by American Indian and Alaska Native Youth and Young Adults To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns: Preventing Suicide by American Indian and Alaska Native Youth and Young Adults (2010), Substances Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration.
Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide from the University of South Florida has a downloadable guide for schools to assess their suicide prevention programs.
   

 Other Links

Name Description Contact Information
Caitlinb Is an outreach program created to promote swimming, sports participation, and healthy lifestyles for Native American Youth. swimmagirl2012@yahoo.com
EPCH, “The Peach” EPCH, “The Peach” is a Native youth radio station in Peach Springs, AZ.
Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots The Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen—for our people, for animals and for the environment. Through service projects, youth-led campaigns and an interactive website, Roots & Shoots members are making a difference across the globe. Find contact information here.
Let's Move! in Indian Country Is First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative, and has a special effort in Indian County to promote and create programs for youth, including the development of school gardens. Find contact information here.
National Council of Urban Indian Health
Provides a Knowledge Resource Center with information for all Urban Native youth transitioning to a new location.
National Council of Urban Indian Health
924 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC, 20003
Phone: (202) 544-0344
gfine@ncuih.org
National Native Children's Trauma Center National Native Children's Trauma Center works with tribes to address traumatic stress in Native youth. Institute for Educational Research and Service Missoula, MT 59812-6376
Phone: (406) 243-5344 / (800) 637-4833 iers@mso.umt.edu
Native Youth Olympics Takes place annually in Anchorage, AK, and is open to all 7th - 12th grade students. Find contact information here.
On Native Ground Utilizes film and multi-media to promote cross-cultural understanding and positive visibility to tribal communities and tribal organizations. On Native Ground also engages Youth Reporters and Youth Studio Anchors. On Native Ground
PO Box 1221
Hoopa, CA 95546
info@onnativeground.org
The Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center SMYRC honors and supports the power of LGBTQQ youth to change the world. It provides a safe, supervised, harassment-free, and alcohol- and drug-free space for sexual & gender minority (LGBTQQ) youth 23 and younger. SMYRC 2406 NE Sandy Blvd., Suite 100
Portland, OR 97212 Phone: (503) 872-9664 info@smyrc.org
   
     
     

 Sport & Wellness Resources

Name Description Contact Information
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Works to address childhood obesity and empower youth nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Find contact information here.


Boys and Girls Clubs in Indian Country Supports education and career programs, characters and leadership programs, health and life skills, the arts programs, sports, fitness and recreation programs, specialized programs, and more.  Phone: 1-866-NA CLUBS (or 443-302-2080)
info@naclubs.org
Just Move It National Campaign Is a national campaign that promotes physical activity for American Indians and Alaska Natives.  justmoveit@hncpartners.org
Let's Move! in Indian Country  Let's Move!, First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative, has a special effort in Indian Country dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation. More information found on the Join Us page
Native Project: Indian Youth Leadership Camp Uses the power of traditional culture and fun to engage youth and families in healthy activities to prevent childhood obesity, diabetes, substance abuse, school dropouts, and teen pregnancy. 1803 W Maxwell Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: (509) 483-7535 
Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation The NB3 Foundation's mission is to prevent type 2 diabetes and childhood obesity through sports and health and wellness programs. Examples of programs include soccer, golf, grant making, health and wellness, and more. 290 Prairie Star Rd.
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM
87004
Phone: (505) 867-0775
info@nb3f.org
N7 Fund N7, the Native American brand at Nike, is committed to bringing sport and all of its benefits to Native American and Aboriginal communities in the United States and Canada. The N7 Fund awards grants to Native American and Aboriginal sport and recreation programs.  N7 Contact Page
Running Strong for American Indian Youth
 This non-profit organization provides services for youth programs, culture and languages, school supplies, food programs and more.
 2550 Huntington Ave.
Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22303
Phone: (703) 317-9881

Wings of America Uses running as a catalyst to empower AI/AN youth to take pride in themselves and their cultural identity, and increase self esteem, health and wellness, leadership, hope, and balance and harmony. 901 W. San Mateo Rd, Suite M
Santa Fe, NM 87505-3990
Phone: (505) 982-6761
WingsAmer@aol.com
 World Fit Walk Is an initiative of the US Olympians Association and promotes through competitive walking programs in schools. 151 Kahiki Drive
Tavernier, FL 33070
Phone: (602) 741-3168
gary@worldfit.org
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