Some are taking on leadership roles and participating in their youth councils. Others are forming their own youth groups or independent organizations to address issues they see.
For those young people who are stepping up to plan and
lead health and wellness events, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) would like to help.
To support youth in their efforts, NIHB is offering Community Changemaker Grants.
Community Changemaker Grants
Community Changemaker Grants are small amounts of money ($250) that can help supercharge a youth-led health event.
They are open to American Indian and Alaska Native youth ages 14-24 years old.
The application is easy, but if you need help feel free to contact, Dr. Wendee Gardner, NIHB’s Native Youth Engagement Manager.
How to Use Community Changemaker Funding
Some will use Community Changemaker funding to buy T-shirts for a suicide prevention walk they organize. Others will use this funding to offer snacks and drinks at a round dance where participants learn about healthy foods. Some might even use the grant to cover the cost of a band at an event they organize on healthy relationships.