2015 Champions for Change

Application Deadline: Monday, January 12, 2015

The Champions for Change program (CFC) was created by the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) to shine a spotlight on incredible stories of youth leadership and help inspire young people across Indian Country. Check out videos from our 2013 and 2014 classes to hear about their experiences in the program!

Native youth who are selected as Champions will travel to Washington, DC for three days at the end of February for a series recognition events and activities, including meeting with their member of Congress and White House staff. As Champions, they will have the opportunity to participate in numerous speaking and travel opportunities; receive support for their youth-led efforts back in their community; be connected with mentors; and become a member on CNAY’s Youth Advisory Board.

In order for your application to be complete and reviewed by CNAY’s team, you must submit the following information: 

  • A signed and complete application form;
  • Essay or video describing your work to promote positive change; and
  • Complete recommendation forms (2 adult recommendations and 1 peer recommendation)

Applications can be submitted online or hard copies will be accepted by email, fax or mail. You can access application material at the links below:

If you have any questions, please contact CNAY at josie.raphaelito@aspenistitute.org or (202) 736-2905.