This site provides networking opportunities and informational resources for the Communities Empowering Native Youth Project (CENY), a 2-year capacity building project for Native youth programs.
CENY and this social forum serves Native youth, professionals and volunteers from Native youth serving tribal programs and community- and faith-based organizations in Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties. It is created and moderated by the National Indian Justice Center (NIJC).
CENY is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, Social and Economic Development Strategies Program Grant No. 90NA8157
NIJC administers the project in partnership with the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, Indian Child and Family Preservation Program and Sherwood Valley Rancheria, Koolakai Learning Center.
CENY’s goal is to sustain and expand Native youth programs in Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties over the long-term. The project addresses the interest of tribes, organizations and individuals in promoting activities to ensure there are adequate, sustainable and culturally-appropriate programs for Native youth in the tri-county region.
This site provides networking opportunities and informational and distance learning resources for the Activating Native Youth Assets Project.
The project and this social forum site serves Native youth, tribes and professionals and volunteers from Native youth serving community- and faith-based organizations in Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties. It is created and moderated by the National Indian Justice Center (NIJC).
The Activating Native Youth Assets Project is a three-year capacity building initiative funded by the Administration for Children and Families, DHHS, Compassion Capital Fund.
NIJC administers the project in collaboration with the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (CIMCC) and the Sonoma County Indian Health Project (SCIHP).
The goal of the project is to build our individual and mutual organizational capacity so that we may serve as resources to help strengthen existing Native and non-Native assets for positive Native youth development in our region.
- Course creator: Carol Oliva
Native Youth in Action
A distance learning classroom and social forum for Native Youth in Action program participants. The classroom curricula consists of culturally appropriate curricula on Native American educational, cultural and social issues. This information may assist NYA program participants in setting goals for their service learning activities. NYA program participants are encouraged to add information about their own communities to this distance learning curricula.
- Course creator: Stephanie Lucero