Many of our young people are struggling and trying to find their identity and path. NWI is dedicated to giving Native youth the skills, confidence and self-esteem they will need to live —in a good way —in today's world.
Our youth leadership and athletic camps, academies and gatherings allow our youth to make a "head to heart" connection and understand the "why" of the often negative behaviors they see and experiance how we can promote and maintain living by the "Warrior's Spirit.”
NWI trainers have over twenty years of experience in hosting Native youth gatherings, trainings, workshops, mentoring and conferences. These youth-specific programs allow young people an opportunity to share, grow, develop new skills, heal, meet new people, learn about other Native cultures and learn strategies to get and stay on a wellness path.
NWI Can Bring Our Youth Programs to You!
NWI can design specific youth camps, academies and gatherings and come to your community, school or organization to offer a Native Youth Leadership Academy, Athletic Leadership Camp, and other types of youth training specific to the needs of your community.
Our Youth Trainers are skilled in a wide range of topics — from leadership development, healthy relationships to sexuality, self esteem and resiliency, conflict resolution, healing and wellness, historical trauma, substance abuse, and many more. For more details or arrange a program for your community, call 503-666-7669.
Summer Native Youth Leadership Adventure and Athletic Academy (NYLAAA)
Each summer, NWI hosts a Culture and Leadership Camp to promote cultural pride and to learn the teachings of our ancestors. This camp offers youth from different Nations a fun and exciting opportunity to camp outdoors, respect nature, and learn traditional games, crafts, songs and leadership skills.
Winter Native Youth Leadership Academy (NYLA)
More information coming soon.