This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the Fresh Tracks Southwest Leadership Training in Abiquiú, New Mexico!
Fresh Tracks brings young leaders from urban, rural, and tribal communities together during a three-day expedition, using the outdoors as a background for transformative leadership development. Youth will learn valuable organizing skills, create community action plans, and work with the Center for Native American Youth, along with partners from Children & Nature Network’s Natural Leaders and Opportunity Youth United, to make a lasting impact in their home communities. The training will be held in Abiquiú, New Mexico from August 14 -16 (including travel dates). Travel, lodging, and meals will be covered for selected participants.
Applications are due 12:00 pm Mountain Time on September 7th.
According to the 2010 US Census, approximately 5.2 million self-identified American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) live in the U.S., of whom 2 million qualify for federal services.
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