Spotlight: Gen-I Youth Ambassador Maka Monture

Meet Maka Monture, Gen-I Youth Ambassador. Maka, 23 years old, is Tlingit and Mohawk from Yakutat, Alaska, and currently resides in Anchorage.Maka has been involved with environmental issues since high school and is a recipient of various awards and keynote speaking opportunities for her efforts as an environmental activist. 

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Tianna Christensen and Little Wound High School Speak Up to Stop Youth Suicide

Tianna Christensen (Cheyenne River Sioux) plays varsity basketball for Little Wound High School, and came together with her team to prevent youth suicide - a common phenomenon in her community. The team visited several different schools around their reservation to offer words of encouragement and support, with the belief that even small acts can make a difference in someone’s life. 

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Kaylee Thompson Gathers Friends and Family to Distribute Food in Hawaii

Kaylee Thompson is a Native Hawaiian, and for her Gen-I Challenge, she got her friends and family involved in volunteering for a local organization called Feed My Sheep. The Maui-based organization is a unique mobile food distribution program that hands out groceries in different neighborhoods to those who need help, while offering emotional support and lending an ear to anyone in their time of need. 

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