Youth Leadership Program

The CNA identified developing a Youth Leadership Program as an essential component to social development within the communities. The program provides a focused introduction to the world of governing, in which youth are developing skills as tomorrow’s leaders. The youth are also being exposed to a breadth of industry professionals, community leaders and educators. The overall goal of the Youth Leadership Program is to have a profound positive effect on the youth and the communities of the Nlaka’pamux Nation.

Goals & Mission

  • Enable youth to transition successfully into adulthood

  • Help youth pursue their dreams by harnessing their creativity and energy

  • Help youth transform their ideas into tangible community based projects that create positive social value for a better world

  • Develop the character of tomorrow’s leaders based on personal principles and values

  • Enable educational institutions and communities to provide successful and effective youth programs for middle and high school students

  • Create a culture of innovation in schools and communities across the Nation and foster a positive and optimistic mindset in young people, educators and community members.

2018 Elder & Youth Camp