8th Annual Native Youth Summit
"We Believe Survivors"
The 8th Annual Native Youth Summit is open to 40 youth and is a two-day powerful leadership development experience that connects, challenges, and cultivates a cohort of Native youth ranging in age from 13 to 17 years old from across the state of New Mexico. Our theme for the summit is "We Believe Survivors" and it will focus on self-awareness and land to strengthen our Tribal communities through the following learning opportunies:
- Encourage Native youth to work towards strengthening their voice;
- Building our Native youth knowledge on the basics of violence prevention so they may share with their relatives in their territories; and,
- Support Native youth in their building of knowledge to eliminate violence against all of our relatives.
This application MUST BE completed by the youth interested in applying for the Native Youth Summit and NOT by a parent or guardian on behalf of the applicant.
Acceptance into the Native Youth Summit will be based on the applicants responses provided in the essay questions and based the applicants involvement in thier community.
Each application will be internally reviewed starting June 20th, 2019 and 40 youth will be selected by June 24th, 2019. Beginning June 25th, CSVANW will begin notifying applicants about their application status by phone. The accepted Native Youth Summit attendee's will receive two nights of paid lodging and all meals during the three-day event. Event swag, t-shirt, a travel stipend (for applicants traveling more than 50 miles), and backpack will be provided to all accepted applicants.
PLEASE NOTE - Submitting an application to CSVANW to review DOES NOT confirm that the applicant is accepted. We will begin to notify participants of their application status beginning June 25th, 2019 by phone.
IMPORTANT - Print out an extra copy of your application BEFORE PRINTING to ensure that you have an extra copy on hand. After completing the application, please call our office at 505-243-9199 to ensure that we have recieved your application.
The Native Youth Summit is partially funded by the following grants and contracts: Native Americans in Philanthropy #GenIndigenous Response Fund; Verizon Wireless HopeLine; New Mexico Department of Health; Funders of Youth Organizing; Notah Begay III Foundation; Generous CSVANW Donors; and the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs.