Announcing the 2017 Gen-I Career Success Fellows

As part of Generation Indigenous (Gen-I), the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) and the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) have selected the inaugural class of Gen-I Career Success Fellows.

Through the partnership, CNAY is helping to connect their Gen-I National Native Youth Network with NAFOA’s network of leaders in finance, business, and tribal economic development to build career opportunities for Native American youth through online skill building, leadership development, and direct connections with employers.

In November 2016, Native American youth ages 18 – 24 were invited to participate in the online Native American Career Success Academy (NACSA) program. The NACSA curriculum includes two courses, personal finance and career preparation. Students who completed the online NACSA curriculum were invited to apply to the Gen-I Career Success Fellowship program.

From April 23-25, 2017, fellows will participate in seminars led by inspirational Native professionals who will help them advance their new skill set and prepare them for the job market at the inaugural Gen-I Career Leadership Summit preceding NAFOA’s 35th Annual Conference in San Francisco. The Leadership Summit will include special Gen-I networking events and luncheons, career development opportunities with conference participants, and special presentations.

For more information about the program and partnership please visit or contact Teddy McCullough at