Youth (American Indians)

Programs for Youth

United National Indian Tribal Youth

UNITY is a national leadership organization with 211 youth councils operating in 34 states and Canada. UNITY’s mission is to foster the spiritual, mental, physical and social development of Native youth and to help build a strong, unified and self-reliant Native America through involvement of its youth.
(405) 236-2800

Gila River Youth Council

Traveling to the South Pacific, Asia, Europe and many other destinations, People to People Student Ambassador Programs offer students in grades 5-12 life-changing educational travel opportunities that foster friendship, build the foundation for personal success, and offer unique access to people, places, and activities. Program delegations are built around local communities, so students make friends locally before they travel globally.
(405) 236-2800


The American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization, which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. Through its educational programs, AISES provides opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives to pursue studies in science, engineering, and technology arenas.
(505) 765-1052

NCAI Youth Commission

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Youth Commission is designed for students who have an interest in political science, tribal government and Native American legislative and governmental affairs.
(602) 795-6202

The Lifeskills Center for Youth Leadership

Throughout the program, many experiential exercises and processes are used to help youth identify self-defeating beliefs or negative attitudes that keep them from achieving their ultimate potential. In the processes, youth will also identify self-empowering and positive attitudes that will inspire them in all areas of their lives.
(612) 871-3883

The National Indian Youth Leadership Project

The program’s purpose is to engage Native youth in challenging activities and meaningful experiences in the community and the natural world preparing them for healthy lives as capable, contributing members of their family, community, tribe, and nation.
(505) 722-9176

The Ginew/Golden Eagles Youth Program

The mission of the Ginew/Golden Eagles Program is to help American Indian youth strengthen and develop skills which will give them the knowledge to make life choices and help them live healthy lifestyles.
(612) 879-1723