A cross-sector movement & platform to connect, engage, and provide opportunities for Native youth.


The Gen-I Challenge is a pledge for Native youth to do something positive for their communities. This can include organizing a community event, being active as a youth group or council, or simply serving as a mentor and positive role model – anything that creates a positive impact!

Who can participate?

The Gen-I Challenge is for Indigenous youth between the ages of 14 and 24 years old. Tribes, non-profits, educational institutions, after-school programs can also accept the Challenge by sharing how they plan to support Native youth Challenge Takers.

How does it work?

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American Indian Association of Illinois American Indian College Fund American Indian Higher Education Consortium Boys and Girls Club of America Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute Flying With Eagles Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health National American Indian Education Association National Indian Child Welfare Association National Congress of American Indians National Indian Gaming Association National Indian Health Board National Coalition of Native American College Placement Services Pitzer College Red Cloud Indian School Red Eagle Soaring United Indian Health Services United National Indian Tribal Youth United Tribes Technical College Schilling Media