Do you know an Alaska Native between the ages of 14 and 25 who has been working in his or her community to make a positive impact? The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) at the Aspen Institute wants to recognize and encourage young people who have been active in areas such as health and wellness, culture and language preservation, education, justice, personal empowerment, leadership, or community development.
With its Champions for Change program, the Center is inviting Native American young people to submit their stories of leadership and service. Submissions can be in written or video form.
These stories will be shared on the CNAY website, and five finalists will be offered an all expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for a recognition ceremony.
Last year's finalists included Tessa Baldwin of Kotzebue, Alaska. Additional information is available at the website noted above.