Minnesota Indigenous Youth Freedom Project
Residential Camp and Workshops held at the University of Minnesota-Duluth
The Minnesota Indigenous Youth Freedom Project initiative was established to create and administer a leadership initiative for American Indian youth (aged 13-17) living on and near Minnesota Reservation communities. Leadership training for youth includes both structured training camps and community-based experiences. Goals of the project include the following:
- Increase leadership skills and abilities of tribal youth.
- Increase opportunities for youth to demonstrate and build their leadership skills within a community and organizational context.
- Collaborate with existing, community-based, culturally relevant youth programs that strengthen self-efficacy among tribal youth.
This program is free of charge, with parents or communities providing transportation to the University of Minnesota-Duluth for the week-long camp and commitment to a community service project that is provided through a grant opportunity. The participants will be provided with food, lodging and activities that
include rock-climbing, swimming, Twister Alpine coaster, and much more!