Community-Based Youth Programs

Community-Based Youth Programs

Summer 2019 Native Youth on the Move Program

The program consists of the following opportunities:

Hiking: May – July 2019

NIYC currently is administering a youth hiking program for Native youth ages 7-18 across Albuquerque and the surrounding areas, in partnership with First Nations Community HealthSource. This project is funded in part by a grant from the Notah Begay III Foundation and by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Participating youth are exposed to various sites across the Albuquerque area and are taught about traditional plants and their uses, and the significance of each location. Hikes are led by trained Native professionals certified in CPR and First Aid.

ALL HIKES ARE NOW FULL – REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Hike locations:

May 31 Elena Gallegos Open Space Trails
June 7 Embudo Canyon
June 13 Otero Canyon
June 21 T’suyya Farm
June 28 Travertine Falls
July 3 Coors Open Space Trails
July 12 Placitas
June 19 Horse Medicine/Cloud Dancers
June 26 Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Native Youth on the Move Day of Play: July 31

Starts at 9am – St. Pius X High School

The National Indian Youth Council was honored to participate in the Native Youth on the Move “Day of Play” on July 31st at St. Pius High School! We are striving to increase the amount of Native youth participating in play, physical activity, and sports in the Albuquerque area and surrounding tribal communities.

The Native Youth on the Move Mission: Rooted in tradition to cultivate a vision for Native youth to break barriers, to live a healthy lifestyle, and be positive role models in their communities.

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One-Day Basketball Camp: August 7

NIYC hosted a one-day basketball camp in partnership with Spirit of Hoops on August 7. 108 Native youth, ages 7-18, from across the area participated.

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