Native Youth On The Move

The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation

The National Indian Youth Council, Inc., (NIYC) is extremely honored and pleased to be awarded a Native Youth On The Move grant from the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation, two years in a row!  This grant is made possible by the Nike N7 fund and supports Native American communities in Albuquerque by providing opportunities for Native American youth (ages 7-18) to live healthy, active lives.  It is our focus to strengthen access and promotion of physical activity, healthy nutrition, youth development, and cultural connections because HEALTHY KIDS = HEALTHY FUTURES.

2020 Activity:

Summer Hiking Series: July 1st to August 31st
Do you and your family enjoy hiking, walking, or biking?! If so, join our Family Summer Fitness Challenge!  If you and your family are up for the challenge, please register at: Take a Hike Family Summer Fitness Challenge 

2019 Activities:

Holiday Youth Basketball Skills Camp: Saturday, December 7th

Summer Hiking Series: Fridays, Late-May to Mid-July
Every Friday, from late-May to mid-July, Native American youth (ages 7-18) are taken on various hiking expeditions throughout Albuquerque and its surrounding areas.  Hiking locations include the Elena Gallegos Open Space Trails; Embudo Canyon; Otero Canyon; T’suyya Farm; Travertine Falls; Coors Open Space Trails; Placitas; Horse Medicine/Cloud Dancers; and Kasha-Katuwe-Tent Rocks National Monument.  Divided by age groups, each hiking group is led by trained Native American professionals, certified in CPR and First Aid, from First Nations Community Health Source.

Day Of Play: Friday, July 31st  
NIYC is excited to participate in the Native Youth On The Move-Day Of Play event at St. Pius High School! We are striving to increase the amount of Native American youth participating in play, physical activity, and sports.  So come join us and let’s play!  View the Event Video!

Native Youth On The Move:
Let's Play!
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One-Day Basketball Camp: Wednesday, August 7th
NIYC hosted a one-day basketball camp in partnership with the Spirit of Hoops. Over 100 Native American youth (ages 7-18) from Albuquerque and the surrounding areas participated.

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