STEP 1: Nomination Form 2018 UNITY "25 Under 25 Native Youth Leadership Award" Application
2018 recipients of the award are eligible to receive Hotel and Travel Assistance to the 42nd Annual National UNITY Conference taking place July 5 - 9, 2018 at the Town & Country in San Diego, CA.

The purpose of UNITY’s 25 Under 25 program is to:
* Recognize the accomplishments of Native young people, ages 14 to 24, who are dedicated to serving their communities
* Provide training and hands-on learning activities that will increase the participants’ ability to serve their community
* Encourage rising Native leaders to aspire to greater levels of achievement
* Build a support network of ‘service to community’ minded leaders that will grow with each year; and Further the UNITY mission of building a strong, unified, and self-reliant Native America through greater youth involvement

Invitation to Apply:
UNITY is now seeking American Indian and Alaska Native youth between the ages of 14 to 24, who have shown a commitment to serving their communities, to apply for this exciting program. For additional information, please visit the UNITY website:

Application Process:
Only online completed applications received by the due date will be considered.
BOTH Steps (2 Seperate Online Forms) Must be completed before Feb 28, 2018.
Incomplete packets will not be considered for the Award

Complete Application packet includes:
STEP 1: Completed Nomination Form (THIS FORM)
STEP 2: Completed Youth Application Form and a Resume (

Due Date:
Applications must be received in the UNITY office by 5:00 pm (Pacific Daylight Time) on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
The selections to the 2018 class of the UNITY 25 Under 25 program will be announced in April 2018.

Youth Supplemental Information:
Applicants are encouraged to provide up to 5 supplemental materials to support their application using the following:
* News articles
* Certificates of awards
* Letters of recognition or recommendation, etc.
All supplemental materials must be included online with Youth Application Packet. Application materials will not be returned so, include copies only - no originals.

Candidates may be nominated by family members, teachers/mentors, Tribal/community leaders, peers and employers. The person making the nomination should know the applicant well and be willing to support the candidate’s application. It is the Youth Applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the Nominator is aware of this requirement and is committed to submitting the nomination as part of your online packet.

If you have questions, contact LorenAshley Buford at the UNITY office at (480) 718-9793 or email

United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc.
1 North MacDonald Drive, Suite 212
Mesa, AZ 85201

2016 class of UNITY 25 under 25 Honorees
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