Peer Guides are Native youth coming together to create community support for those impacted by the Juvenile Justice system. Together we will inspire other youth to engage in cultural prevention to heal our homes.

UNITY seeks to recruit twelve outstanding Native youth leaders between the ages of 18 to 24 to serve as Peer Guides for the three-year Tribal Youth Leadership Development Initiative.

UNITY is recruiting youth who have demonstrated leadership qualities and can be depended on to carry through with commitments and responsibilities.

Peer Guides will receive continual mentoring and training to support and prepare them to focus on delinquency prevention and juvenile justice issues in Indian Country and lead Native youth through a series of six regional gatherings and webinars. Those selected will serve as project advisors, peer trainers, and technical assistance for the implementation of youth-developed community service projects related to juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention issues for three years.

To be considered for a place on the Peer Guide team, applicants must be nominated by someone who knows them well = such as family members, teachers/mentors, tribal/community leaders, employers - and will complete and submit the required nomination form by the deadline. The online nomination form may be accessed by clicking the NEXT button at the bottom of this page.

This is STEP 2- Please let your Youth Candidate Know they Must Complete
STEP 1 found here:
Incomplete Packets will not be considered for this Award.

To learn more information about the the Peer Guide program and Application process visit the link:

LorenAshley Buford, Program Manager - or
Tami Patterson, Program Coordinator - or
call the UNITY office at (480) 718-9793.


This Initiative is supported by a cooperative agreement
(2018-TY-FX-K002) between UNITY, Inc. and the US Department of
Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention

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"UNITY is Native youth coming together to find strength in whatever it is they are passionate about, in an environment that welcomes them and feels like home ." Joseph Davis, National UNITY Council Co-President
Peer Guide Nomination Form
The following form is to be completed by the Nominator. UNITY will be following up with the Nominators directly to confirm submission.
I Nominate (Name of Nominee): *
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Years Known: *
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1. What personal and/or leadership qualities does the applicant exhibit? *
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2a. Do you believe this individual will be able to fulfill a three year commitment to this program? *
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3. What do you consider the applicant’s most noteworthy achievement? *
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4. Where do you see the candidate in 10 years? *
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5. In what ways do feel this individual will be able to make an meaningful impact as a Peer Guide to the juvenile justice system and prevention programs? *
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Nominated by: (Your name) *
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Nominator Contact Phone: *
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