Center For Native American Youth

Annual Report For Educational & Policy Studies Organization

The Center for Native American Youth believes all Native American youth should lead full and healthy lives, have equal access to opportunity, and draw strength from their culture and inspire one another. As a policy program of the Aspen Institute founded by former U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan, CNAY works to improve the health, safety, and overall well-being of Native American youth through youth recognition, inspiration, and leadership; research, advocacy, and policy change; by serving as a national resource exchange; and by connecting Native youth with strengths-based media opportunities.
The Center for Native American Youth is a platform to connect, engage, and provide opportunities for Native youth through leadership development opportunities, a national resource exchange, professional network-building, and opportunities for community action. It also provides a platform to elevate Native youth voices into the national dialogue.