Schilling

After participating in and learning about youth-led efforts at a National Congress of American Indians conference, Sarah was inspired to develop her tribe’s first youth council in 2009. Together with her tribal council, peers, and youth programs in the community, Sarah organized and created the youth council’s mission statement, constitution, bylaws, and code of conduct. […]

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Lauren McLester-Davis

At an early age, Lauren became a reading buddy for younger children at her local bookstore and noticed the lack of books the children had at home. In response to this, she co-founded First Book – Greater Green Bay in 2007, a volunteer organization that provides books to children in need. Through fundraising and donations, […]

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Martinez

As a college student, Keith Martinez chaired the Youth Advisory Board of Lakota Children’s Enrichment, Inc. (LCE), an organization dedicated to fighting against poverty and increasing educational resources on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Keith was named a South Dakota Youth Ambassador for Youth Service America. Through his ambassadorship, Keith raised awareness about LCE’s efforts […]

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Lucero

As a senior in high school, William was part of the Lummi Nation’s Teens Against Tobacco Use (T.A.T.U.) group. The mission of the group is to inform youth and their parents about the hazards of smoking. Through the use of peer-to-peer education, a public service announcement, and an annual “World No Tobacco Day Event,” William’s […]

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