UNITY taking nominations for 25 Under 25 awards

BY STAFF REPORTS
12/05/2017 05:00 PM
MESA, Ariz. – The United National Indian Tribal Youth is accepting nominations for its 2018 UNITY 25 Under 25 Native Youth Leadership Awards.

The program is designed to celebrate the achievements of Native American and Alaskan Native youth ages 14-24 who embody UNITY’s core mission and exude living a balanced life developing their spiritual, mental, physical and social well-being.

Honorees will be recognized at a ceremony during the National UNITY Conference July 5-9 in San Diego at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center.

In addition to being recognized and receiving a custom-beaded medallion, each awardee will receive training by UNITY during a nine-month period that is designed to build on his/her individual achievements and promote community service.

The 25 Under 25 Native Youth Leadership Awards has been made possible in past years thanks to a matching grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The awards program began in 2014 and is awarded every other year. The 2018 class will be UNITY’s third class of honorees.

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