Benefits of Youth Council Membership
Youth Council members will receive training and hands-on experience in three broad areas:
- Public Health Practices and Behavior Health
- Creating campaigns for the peer-level prevention of suicide, substance abuse and mental health challenges
- Personal and Professional Skills
- Building advocacy policy skills
- Building peer-support motivational interviewing skills
- Understanding the seven sacred teachings (love, courage, honesty, respect wisdom, truth, and humility) for sharing experiences and overcoming open communication barriers among peers
- Leadership Skills Building and Personal Growth
- Building leadership and professional development skills
- Building self-care and wellness, while strengthening team-building skills
Youth Council members will also have the following opportunities and benefits:
- Sponsored travel, lodging and meals for attendance to attend a 3-day in-person Youth Advisory Council Training
- Dates TBD, in Washington, DC (May be virtual due to COVID-19 precautions)
- Sponsored registration, travel, lodging, meals and attendance to NCUIH’s 2022 Annual Conference
- Dates TBD, expenses paid by NCUIH
- A modest stipend
Out-of-state travel for In-Person training and NCUIH’s Annual Conference may be required for Youth Council members who are not located in Washington DC (pending COVID-19 restrictions). Out of state travel will be required for Youth Council members who are not located in Washington DC.
Computer or Laptop Access
Youth Council meetings will occur virtually with all 5 members and NCUIH staff starting monthly on September 7th, 2021 – September 6th, 2022. Calls will last approximately 1.5-2 hours and will be facilitated through Zoom software. (Alternatively, participation can occur via cell phone as well).
Notification of Acceptance
Youth Council members will be notified of their selection to the NCUIH Urban Indian Youth and Young Adult Advisory Council by Tuesday, September 7th, 2021.